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App Chat: Figure 1 is like Instagram for doctors




Figure 1 app allows doctors to share and discuss diagnoses with one another.
Figure 1 app allows doctors to share and discuss diagnoses with one another.
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Medicine is, of course, a practice, which means even the best doctors don't have all the answers all of the time. It can be helpful to share information with other physicians who may have encountered similar conditions in the past.

One startup has decided to help out the medical industry by creating a photo sharing service for surgeons.

Co-founder Dr. Joshua Landy realized how often medical professionals were sharing photos of their patients' injuries, oftentimes also asking for advice on treating them.

Since there was no central place for this type of practice, Landy created Figure 1, an iPhone app which serves as a central meeting place for medical professionals to post their photos and to comment on others.