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Toby Maners

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Speech Technology Gives Doctors a Shot in the Arm

The medical profession has always found ways to use new technology to make great strides. In the early 1800s, external physical exams were the only diagnostic tools used to prevent and treat diseases. In the early 1900s, doctors began doing blood tests and internal exams to view organs and tissue. Now, physicians have begun to examine human genetic makeup to determine appropriate treatments. And throughout this whole process, the world's population has grown to the point where hospitals are overcrowded and doctors are seeing scores of patients a day.