Great Doctor Ling Ran - Chapter 577
Chapter 577: Virtual Human
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The middle school student whose leg was pierced by a nail behaved in a tough manner.
He did not cry when his leg bled, did not cry when anesthetic was applied, and he also did not cry when he was beaten by his father using a stainless steel tray.
But Zuo Cidian wanted to cry. As the patient’s father beat up the son, he also hit him while he was at it, and Zuo Cidian raised an arm to defend himself, earning a bruise there.
“This is considered a work-related injury, right?” Zuo Cidian stood in the distance while he watched the middle school student limp away with his father.
The young nurse by his side stared at Zuo Cidian’s rough old arm in disdain and said, “You should apply some lotion on a daily basis, your arm is so rough that it’s peeling.”
Zuo Cidian was not a yes man. He chuckled and said, “You can only feel good when you try to touch others with rough skin.”
“The scariest is when you’re in the mood, but the others don’t have the mood.” When a nurse of the Emergency Department argued with a doctor, they were the typical cases of someone who was invincible if they ran into enemies of the same level. Zuo Cidian was old, and he learned about buttering up to people while he was in the town hospital. He only had a chance to tell dirty jokes when he went for a drink, and he might not even be the person controlling the conversation, unlike doctors and nurses who could talk and practice dirty jokes every day, just like how Americans learned English. They could say them naturally, and each word of theirs could end up as a dirty joke.
Ling Ran got himself a chair to sit. He was not in a rush to give any consultations.
He was a third-string doctor in the Emergency Medical Center, so he received the treatment given to assistant lecturers. Unless the patient was in critical condition and the other doctors were too busy, he did not need to rush to work.
His treatment was similar to the other people in charge of other treatment groups. When he wanted to treat patients, the treatment room needed to arrange work for him. If he did not want to treat them, he also did not need to worry.
Ling Ran opened up the mission log stating that he had just completed the mission, and he looked at the Intermediate Treasure Chest that he had just obtained. He waved his hand and opened it.
What surprised him was that a human body with blue light floated out from the chest this time.
[Virtual Human (Master Level). Remaining time: 4 hours. ]
Ling Ran then looked at the description by the side. [Virtual Humans have organs that mimic a real person’s. Feel free to choose a subject to mimic. You can use it for medical references and practical use. It is visible and touchable.]
Ling Ran could not help gasp in admiration.
Virtual Humans were not a new concept. The USA created the first generation of Virtual Humans in the 1980s, and there were second and third generations later on. When the AR technology came out, it was immediately used to create Virtual Human bodies.
In this era where medical corpses were extremely lacking, it was unavoidable that the number and quality of medical students were partially limited because of this. However, the AR technology in the real world was not mature enough to mimic the real “human” condition, and it was just slightly better than a teaching model.
Ling Ran could not help but stood and touched it subconsciously. Then, he positioned the human body that shone with blue light in front of him.
When he raised his hand again, Ling Ran’s hand also shone with a blue light.
“Old Zuo, let me look at your arm,” Ling Ran said and moved closer to Zuo Cidian. He used his blue-lit hands to touch Zuo Cidian. Then. he realized that the Virtual Human by his side instantly turned into Zuo Cidian.
He was naked, and his skin was wrinkled. Ling Ran found himself a little disgusted.
Ling Ran immediately thought, ‘Can you turn it back?’
The faint blue virtual Zuo Cidian immediately turned into a darker shade of blue, and it changed back to the original Virtual Human that shone with blue light. There was also a reminder at the side. [Virtual Human (Master Level). Remaining time: 3 hours and 59 minutes.]
‘So, I can turn the Virtual Human into anyone I want until 3 hours and 59 minutes later?’ Ling Ran went straight to ask the system.
The system replied, “Yes.”
‘Is the Virtual Human a direct reflection of the real deal?’
“Master Level Virtual Humans are almost identical to the original.”
‘I can use Virtual Humans to simulate surgeries? Will the condition be the same as the things I see in real operations?’
“It will provide the same biological response.”
“Understood. The rewards this time is not too bad.” Ling Ran praised the system in the imposing manner of an assistant lecturer.
The system quietly put away the Virtual Human that shone with blue light.
If he could simulate surgeries, and the Virtual Human could produce the same biological responses as compared to the real person, this meant that it could basically simulate a living individual. Most importantly, through this simulation, Ling Ran could directly observe the patient’s condition, and he could repeatedly simulate the surgery to increase the success rate.
The goal for doctors was to reduce unforeseen circumstances from happening by practicing repeatedly on different patients, and with this Virtual Human, they could skip the entire process to achieve the goal.
Ling Ran could not help but started to make calculations. With his speed, if he used it wisely, in four hours, he could perform eight simulated surgeries. He might even be able to perform more.
And one or two simulated surgeries could ensure the success rate for a single surgery. But if the surgeon ran into complicated cases, he or she might need to spend more time in the operation. But no matter what, having access to four hours of a Virtual Human could basically guarantee that two people’s lives were saved.
It might not be comparable to politicians who could save lives of millions, but as a doctor, it was already an achievement for them to ensure that one life was saved.
Ling Ran became excited for a moment before he was calm again.
“Give me a cup of water.” Ling Ran was slightly thirsty.
Before Zuo Cidian, who had practiced serving tea for twenty years, could react, two young nurses who were twenty years younger than him had already seized the opportunity to deliver the water.
“The water is hot, Doctor Ling, you must be careful.”
“It’s lemon tea. It’s slightly sour.”
Ling Ran expressed his gratitude to both of them before he took a sip from each cup and nodded to them to make everyone satisfied.
Han Yu who was holding the phone walked carefully over here and asked, “Doctor Ling, um… There is someone from my side who wants to come to the hospital and look for you for treatment …”
“What illness?” Ling Ran asked straightaway.
“Um… I didn’t ask.” Han Yu was a little dumbfounded. “Should I ask?”
“Why do they want to come to me for treatment?”
“Because…” Han Yu whispered, “Because after I shared some videos, they said they wanted to come for treatment.”
“If it’s not an emergency or serious disease, you can just ask them to go through a normal consultation,” Ling Ran said.
Zuo Cidian understood it after he heard. He turned around and asked Han Yu, “Could it be that some people pretend to be sick to come over here?”
“I… I’m not too sure of it myself.” Han Yu felt a little guilty.
“I get it.” Zuo Cidian nodded before he looked at Ling Ran and said, “Doctor Ling, why don’t you go and rest first? Just leave the work in the emergency room to us.”
Ling Ran shook his head. “I don’t want to rest.”
“Ah, silly me. What am I thinking?” Zuo Cidian patted his head and said, “Why don’t you go to the operating theater? Maybe you can perform a hepatectomy and leave the job in the emergency room to us?”
Ling Ran still shook his head. “My plan today is to stay at the emergency room. Although I don’t think it’s very necessary for me to be around anymore, since I made this plan, I’ll stick to it. The operating theater does not have any patient who needs hepatectomy as well.”
When he finished speaking, the system popped out again.
[Mission: Relieve Patients’ Pain.]
[Mission Aim: Reduce pain for three hundred patients.]
[Reward: Intermediate Treasure Chest]
Ling Ran felt his eyelids twitch. Even though he had performed many surgeries and handled countless medical cases, three hundred patients was still a huge number.
“Make some arrangements to the timetable. I will be at the treatment room for tonight.” After Ling Ran said this, he grabbed the cup and started to drink leisurely.