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Cameras Link Doctors with Medics in the Field

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Cameras Link Doctors with Medics in the Field

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Cameras Link Doctors with Medics in the Field

Cameras Link Doctors with Medics in the Field

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Paramedics and doctors rarely spend more than a few moments together treating patients, but a new system in Tucson, Ariz., will change that.

Dubbed "ER Link," video cameras are being fitted inside and outside of ambulances to provide a high-definition, wireless connection between doctor and paramedic.

Though the technology could build bridges, some medics fear the system might undermine their value.