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Magic for med students

Much love to BoingBoing for providing us with such lovely tidbits of art, culture, science, and other random awesomeness:

The Healing Blade is a card game—based on games like Magic and Pokemon—that’s meant to teach future doctors to match a specific bacterial disease to the antibiotic best suited to treating it. Both drugs and diseases are illustrated as mythical creatures, wizards, elves, etc.

It’s not too hard to connect strategy games and medicine, co-inventor Dr. Arun Matthews told American Medical News

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.