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May 8, 2012

Hospital to Live Tweet Brain Surgery

Following its groundbreaking decision to live-tweet open heart surgery earlier this year, Houston’s Memorial Hermann hospital is to make history again by live-tweeting brain surgery by one of the world’s most prominent brain surgeons – and putting the pictures on Pinterest.

Live social media coverage from the hospital’s in-house team will begin Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. EST. The hospital’s Twitter page, @houstonhospital, will relay the operation’s preparation, play-by-play and wrap up over the next four hours while using the hashtag #MHbrain. The first actual incision is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST.

This really is the medical profession’s social revolution!