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Silent Medical History

September 21, 2009

A nod to WhiteCoat for discovering and posting about some amazing medical videos! A huge thanks also to Wellcome Film for preserving these films. I’ve watched a good majority of the surgical films, and am nearly speechless at the surgical ability of the 1920s and 1930s. It often seems that some of the modern surgical techniques are so cutting edge and “new,” but after watching a good number realize that only minor changes have been made in the past 80-90 years.

Here’s one of my “favorites” from the WellcomeFilm YouTube channel – a Prefrontal Tuberculoma Removal:

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