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Technology's increasingly vital role in medicine

Telemedicine may be a growing phenomenon but empathy and warmth of a caring doctor are irreplaceable

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Surgeons using a robot to conduct minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer. Technology can be a valued ally in the fight against disease, making doctors' lives easier and freeing them up to perform other useful tasks.

MY MOST enjoyable training post as a young surgeon was as an anatomy demonstrator at Guy's Hospital (established 1721) in London. It was a welcome escape from busy Accident & Emergency shifts and maladies. It was a genteel academic world where my fellow demonstrators and I could advance our...

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