Thursday, 24 of April of 2014

MindLab: What gets in your way?

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I was reading some medical history over the weekend and came across a couple of interesting tidbits.

  • When the stethoscope was invented, many doctors refused to adapt it because it “got between them and their patients.” They liked the tried and true way of putting their ear to the patient’s chest.
  • Surgeons often rejected the early use of antiseptics because it slowed them down. It seems that the mark of a “good” surgeon in the early to mid-1800s was how fast they could perform an amputation.

Question: What new tool or technique are you rejecting because it “gets in your way?”

 


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