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The negative aspect of ‘hi-tech’ medicine

G B Bhatty


Abstract

Technological advances have outpaced medicine. Let me take the example of my specialty – neurosurgery. When we speak of ‘State of the art’, for example, do we have true neurosurgery or ‘hi-tech’ advances in mind? Whether it is the present day sophisticated neuro-imaging techniques or computerised multi-dimensional surgical planning and guidance systems, the current climate seems to be favouring a shift away from patients and thcirdiseases.

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