Cheap Device Can Work to Treat Cervical Cancer


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During his visit to Haiti to help renovate a church, Duke medical doctor David Walmer was inspired to do something to tackle the issue of cervical cancer this side of the Caribbean.

Dr. Walmer has invented the CerviScope, a cheap, portable version of a colposcope configured with items he bought at a camera shop and a local Walmart. The device uses a halogen bike headlamp, a green filter, LED-run batteries, and a $10 pair of binocular lenses.

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