The first documented laparoscopic surgery was performed on a dog in 1902. Read more about the history of laparoscopic surgery.
Check out the official websites for FLS
(Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery) and SAGES
(Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons).Dr. Allan Okrainec and his team created the first ever training course in laproscopic surgery using Skype. Watch this video on Telesimulation Training.How exactly will Universal Translators work?
It's not quite direct speech translation, but this iPhone app
does translate text in real time!
And be sure to watch more talks about what's to come in this TED playlist on the future of medicine.