Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating — but not for the squeamish.

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  1. #1 M
    July 1, 2009

    This is a great talk that I found enjoyable as a surgeon-in-training. I particularly liked the history of surgery from a 40000 feet perspective. I didn’t entirely agree with the way some of this information (re the new techniques, for instance) was presented, but I understand that this is for a general audience.
    I have to point out that she is *not* a surgeon, though – she is a doctor, and an instructor in the department of surgery, but not a surgeon.