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Posted by Dennis Douda (@ddouda) · Wed, Jul 9 at 12:02pm EST

Oboe Becomes a Surgical Instrument

For all of the high-tech and futuristic technology finding its way into health care, Mayo Clinic surgeon Shelagh Cofer, M.D., proves that old-fashioned common sense has its place too. How do you make sure a procedure to restore a musician’s wind power has worked before you leave the operating room? You just bring a little something extra. [TRT 2:24]

Journalists: The video package and extra b-roll of the patient/musician performing are available in the downloads. To read the full script click here.

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