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The Hippocrates Project

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The Hippocrates Project is a program of the New York University Medical Center which works with modern technologies to "enhance the learning process". It was established in 1987, presumably named after the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates. History The Hippocrates Project began In 1987 in an unused microbiology laboratory by six medical students (Alan Simon, M.D.; Howard M. Karpoff, MD and others) and one member of the faculty, Martin Nachbar, MD (1937-2015). It was one of the early adopters of the use of computers and multimedia in education. Courseware was created, such as a computerized atlas of Histology in HyperCard and a multidimensional Neuroanatomy Atlas using SuperCard. Software expanded to include other courseware, digitized video, and 3-d simulations of surgery, such as Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. The Hippocrates Project also created early versions of the electronic medical record. As of 1997, the Hippocrates Project is officially an Educational Computing
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