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Cleveland Clinic history video illustrates the evolution of healthcare everywhere

April 9, 2013 10:51 pm by | 0 Comments

Although the narrator is a little over the top (that deep voice is a better fit for announcing movie previews or an alien invasion), this new video from the Cleveland Clinic is an interesting visual history of medicine in general and the Clinic in particular.
The story starts in 1921 with a belief in “cooperative medical practice, research and education” and goes to today and the clinic’s telemedicine work and its campus in Abu Dhabi.
As the years go by, the mix of people changes from a room full of white dudes to men and women of all races and nationalities.
Time lapse photography illustrates how the clinic’s physical footprint has grown, just as medical centers across the country have expanded over the last decade also.
The size and scope are all Cleveland Clinic’s though, as the second largest group practice in the world with 43,000 caregivers.

H/T to Ves Dimov, MD at CasesBlog for a heads up about the video.

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Veronica Combs

By Veronica Combs

I am the editor in chief at MedCityNews.com. I started writing and editing in the print world and joined a dotcom right before the 2000 crash. I was at TechRepublic/CNET/BNET for 7 years. Health was more interesting to me than the latest version of Windows, so I left for a startup tracking prescription drug news. A year later, MedTrackAlert was acquired by HealthCentral, so I shifted to audience research. The fun of daily news and interviewing smart people brought me to MedCity News in February 2012.
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