Kim Solez TEDMED Medicine Writ Large

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TEDMED talk for April 17, 2013 Medicine Writ Large. Most of the presentation is without slides as is usual for these events.

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Kim Solez TEDMED Medicine Writ Large

  1. 1. Medicine Writ LargeKim Solez, M.D.
  2. 2. Consortium Final Report from 1994, Title Page
  3. 3. Banff Transplant Pathology Meetings Began in theTranscanada Pipelines Pavilion at the Banff Centre in1991, Future Meetings Are Planned through 2019.
  4. 4. Patan Academy of Health Sciences AnnualConsultative Meeting 2011, Nagarkot, Nepal
  5. 5. Unique Multidisciplinary Course on Technology andthe Future of Medicine LABMP 590 Created in 2011
  6. 6. • Evidence for the ComingEvidence for the ComingPrimacy of Machines Technological Singularity1. Time Magazine cover Feb. 2011 “2045: The Year Man Becomes Immortal”2. IBM’s Watson computer beats top human contenders on Jeopardy!3. Foxconn announces plans to replace one milion workers with one million robots Nov. 20124. The Technological Singularity appears in Dilbert March 2013
  7. 7. Medicine Writ Large“Medicine is a social science, and politics is nothing else thanmedicine writ large. Medicine as a social science, as the science ofhuman beings, has the obligations to point out problems and toattempt their theoretical solution: the politician, the practicalanthropologist, must find the means for their practical solution. ” – Rudolf Virchow
  8. 8. Medicine Writ Large“It is the curse of humanity that it learns to tolerate even the mosthorrible situations by habituation. Physicians are the naturalattorneys of the poor, and the social problems should largely besolved by them.” – Rudolf Virchow

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