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Catherine Mohr:
Surgery's past, present and robotic future

TED2009 · 18:55 · Filmed Feb 2009
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Catherine Mohr: Surgery's past, present and robotic future
18:55 · Filmed February 2009 at TED2009 · Subtitles available in 24 languages

Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating — but not for the squeamish.

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Catherine Mohr works on surgical robots and robotic surgical procedures, using robots to make surgery safer — and to go places where human wrists and eyes simply can't. Full bio
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