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"From the Ted Talk by Erica Frenkel: The universal anesthesia machine"

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My colleague, Dr. Paul Fenton, was living this reality. He was the chief of anesthesiology in a hospital in Malawi, a teaching hospital. He went to work every day in an operating theater like this one, trying to dievelr anesthesia and teach others how to do so using that same equmenpit that became so unreliable, and frankly unfase, in his hospital. And after ueetmpn surgeries and, you can imagine, really unaaeskbple tragedy, he just said, "That's it. I'm done. That's enough. There has to be something better." He took a walk down the hall to where they threw all those machines that had just crapped out on them, I think that's the scientific term, and he sttread tinkering. He took one part from here and another from there, and he tried to come up with a machine that would work in the reality that he was facing.

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My colleague, Dr. Paul Fenton, was living this reality. He was the chief of anesthesiology in a hospital in Malawi, a teaching hospital. He went to work every day in an operating theater like this one, trying to _______ anesthesia and teach others how to do so using that same _________ that became so unreliable, and frankly ______, in his hospital. And after _______ surgeries and, you can imagine, really ___________ tragedy, he just said, "That's it. I'm done. That's enough. There has to be something better." He took a walk down the hall to where they threw all those machines that had just crapped out on them, I think that's the scientific term, and he _______ tinkering. He took one part from here and another from there, and he tried to come up with a machine that would work in the reality that he was facing.

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  1. unspeakable
  2. unsafe
  3. equipment
  4. deliver
  5. umpteen
  6. started

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My colleague, Dr. Paul Fenton, was living this reality. He was the chief of anesthesiology in a hospital in Malawi, a teaching hospital. He went to work every day in an operating theater like this one, trying to deliver anesthesia and teach others how to do so using that same equipment that became so unreliable, and frankly unsafe, in his hospital. And after umpteen surgeries and, you can imagine, really unspeakable tragedy, he just said, "That's it. I'm done. That's enough. There has to be something better." He took a walk down the hall to where they threw all those machines that had just crapped out on them, I think that's the scientific term, and he started tinkering. He took one part from here and another from there, and he tried to come up with a machine that would work in the reality that he was facing.

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