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Medical Devices: Spell “Stromuhr,” Win The Spelling Championship

gtj5ly7i.jpgThey seem to like medical devices in the high stakes world of spelling championships. Anamika Veeramani, from Cleveland, Ohio, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee this weekend by spelling “stromuhr,” a rheometer designed to measure the amount and speed of blood flow through an artery.

Don’t feel bad — we’d never heard of it before either, and we’re supposed to be experts in this stuff. Education never ends…

Merriam-Webster: Stromuhr

London Science Museum: Ludwig-type stromuhr, London, England, 1920-1940

Press release: National Spelling Bee: A Spawning Ground for Future Physicians and Obscure Diseases

*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*

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