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The surgeon who operates from 400km away

The surgeon who operates from 400km away

BBC Future - Rose Eveleth

Doctors are controlling scalpel-wielding robots in real operations from afar, finds Rose Eveleth. Is this the future of surgery? When Mehran Anvari picks up a surgical instrument and cuts into somebody’s flesh, he doesn’t use his own hands. In fact, he’s not even in the room. He operates on patients …

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