Video of the Week #22, December 21th, 2011

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From: Patients Risk Brain Surgery to Fix Shaky Hands by Ingrid Wickelgren at Streams of Consciousness.

Source: Swedish Medical Center Seattle

This week s selection depicts a neurosurgical procedure that was streamed to Scientific American on December 16th. Dr. Ryder Gwinn at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute performed an essential tremor surgery on patient Vicki, and the world was invited to witness the procedure. Dr. Gwinn takes us through the procedure, and the event is sandwiched with conversation, information and questions from viewers. The surgery begins at 21:00, and is not for the faint of heart! This streaming event represents a clear breakthrough in the expanding relationship between medicine, technology and media.