Abraham Verghese

A doctor's touch

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Filmed Jan 2011 at TEDGlobal 2011
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Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are merely data points, and calls for a return to the traditional one-on-one physical exam.

Abraham Verghese
/ Physician and author

In our era of the patient-as-data-point, Abraham Verghese believes in the old-fashioned physical exam, the bedside chat, the power of informed observation.  Full bio.

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