Hashtag ‘scalpel’: Hospital to live-tweet ear surgery
Cochlear implants such as the one pictured help an estimated 220,000 people who are profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing to hear.
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If you’re on Twitter, you’ve probably followed a live-tweeted gadget reveal or political convention or Olympics event or Mars rover landing in your day. You probably have not, however, followed a live-tweeted surgery. That could change tomorrow.
As Dr. Douglas Backous performs a cochlear implant operation at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center, his moves will be tweeted live, with still photos from inside the operating room…
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