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What Is the Most Underappreciated Medical Invention in History?

A big question
Source: Graham Roumieu

Jack Ende, president, American College of Physicians

Light, relatively inexpensive, and so attractive whether draped around the neck or dangling down the chest, the stethoscope connects doctors to patients, and to their organs. What could be more valuable as we struggle with escalating costs in health care and concerns about the eroding relationship between doctors and patients?


Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor, crispr, and co-author, A Crack in Creation

Blood typing allows us to safely and routinely perform sensitive

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