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      In the olden days it was normal for medical students and residents to carry a “peripheral brain.” This was a notebook that contained all the important information for patient care. It would start out with a few formulas, then algorithms, differential diagnoses, lab values, drug doses, etc. These were updated on rounds with information supplied by attendings and senior residents. Fifty years later I still have mine and sometimes refer to it. Current medical students and residents have iPhones that try to fulfill the same function but have the limitations of too much information, and are battery and Wi-Fi dependent. Drs. Zane and Kosowsky have been, with the assistance of four emergency medicine residents from Harvard and Colorado, trying to remedy the “peripheral brain” problem since 2015.
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