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A look inside the future of surgery

Technologies such as surgical robots, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and MRI scanning are already revolutionising the way surgical care is delivered.

Clinical Services Journal delves into the upcoming Future Surgery Show 2021, which will explore disruptive technologies shaping the future of surgical practice and, for the first time, host a dedicated pavilion showcasing Britain’s best surgeons in action.

Surgery, as we know it today, did not truly begin until the late 1800s, but the reality was pretty grim – with infection common and outcomes generally poor. It was not until the 20th century that major advances made the practice safer and more effective. As early as 1906, doctors were performing fairly complex operations on patients, though with a poor understanding of anaesthesia and none of our modern-day tools. Before Novocain emerged in 1905, anaesthetics came in the form of chloroform and even cocaine.

Fortunately, by the 1940s, blood transfusions, antibiotics and penicillin had all made surgery a lot safer, and the latter half of the century saw even more advances. In 1952, doctors performed

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Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
8th - 9th February

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

iM Med Decontamination Academy Spring Conference

Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

NPAG Theatres and Decontamination Conference

Coventry Building Society Arena
19th May 2022

EBME Expo 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena, Phoenix Way, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6GE
28th - 29th June

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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