After going over this weeks material, it was very eye opening to see how art and medical technology can be grouped into the same category in certain ways. The advancements made in medical technology over the years is astonishing, and has proved to be extremely useful in saving countless lives by detecting and preventing things that could prove to be fatal. Machines such as an X-ray machine, MRI, CT scan, and modes of surgery that are non-invasive. Medical technology has also allowed people to experience senses that they have previously been unable to experience. Visually impaired people can now see, deaf people are now able to hear, and other scientific advancements have given people experiences they have not been able to enjoy before.
The X-ray, which was discovered in 1895, has been one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. Another pivotal invention, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, has given doctors the ability to gain a deeper look as to potential medical problems people may have. Also, prosthetics have been extremely beneficial to many people, giving them the ability to have use to a limb or other body part that was previously lost. Professor Vesna talks about an art display called Body Worlds, which is a traveling exhibition created by Gunther von Hagens, and aims to give people an in-depth look at the human body.
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