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Letters Medicine’s righthanded design

Handedness in medicine: it makes sense to learn to use both sides

BMJ 2024; 385 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q1279 (Published 11 June 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;385:q1279
  1. Adrian Drake-Lee, retired ear, nose, and throat surgeon
  1. Llanddona, UK
  1. adrakelee{at}gmail.com

Milton says that medicine is designed for righthanded people.1

While there is focus on handedness, there is much more to laterality, with the integration of both sensory and motor elements. I am right eye dominant even though I have a strong lefthanded preference. The binocular operating microscope often has the teaching attachment fitted to the …

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