Medicine: It Keeps You Watching

There were no spectators to get in the surgeon's way as he operated on a rectal fistula one morning last week at the University of Kansas Medical Center. "Yet 140 students watched his every move and each turn of the knife more closely than if they had been jostling each other and craning their necks to look over his arm. The students were in an auditorium, 100 yards away, watching the operation on color-television receivers.

Thus began the first regular schedule of color-TV demonstrations for undergraduate and graduate students in a U.S. medical school. It marked the biggest advance in the techniques...

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