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Get a grip: are smartphones ruining our hands?

A surgery professor says students are arriving at medical school without the hand strength and skill to perform basic medical tasks

Prof Roger Kneebone, a professor of surgical education at Imperial College London, has said students are arriving at medical school without the required manual dexterity to perform simple, necessary surgical tasks such as sewing up patients after operations.

His comments, made as part of a campaign by the Edge Foundation to get more creativity into the UK school curriculum, are the latest to question whether modern lifestyles are affecting people’s ability to use their hands.


The Guardian

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