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Student-made device helped wounded in Haiti

• Reuters

When surgeons from Harvard Medical School went to Haiti soon after last January's earthquake, they took along some experimental three-dollar devices they hoped would help victims' wounds heal faster. The devices had never been tested in patients before, but they didn't need electricity, and they could be operated by the average person -- exactly what was needed in the post-earthquake devastation.

Designed by engineering students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

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