Doctor's rare condition helps him 'feel' what patients feel

(FOX News) - A Massachusetts neurologist’s rare condition is helping him to relate to patients in a way that not many others can.

Dr. Joe Salinas of Massachusetts General Hospital has mirror touch synesthesia, an extremely rare condition which causes him to have sensations of what his patients are experiencing.

“I remember one patient who unfortunately had an amputation of the arm from an accident. I remember feeling as though my arm was dismembered, and I could feel the blood,” Salinas told CBS Boston.

While he doesn’t feel the pain a patient may be experiencing, the sensations are enough to make him feel unsettled, he told the news station.

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