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moneduloides

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/dec/03/congo-text-message-amputation

    "He was dying" said Nott. "He had about two or three days to live."

    The doctor realised the boy's best chance of survival was a forequarter amputation which requires the surgeon to remove the collar bone and shoulder blade. The only problem was that it was an operation Nott had never performed. But he remembered that one of his colleagues at home had carried out the procedure.

    "I texted him and he texted back step-by-step instructions," he said.
     

    eclcell

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      Here's a link to a longer version.
      http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/africa/article5276983.ece

      It caught my attention because of the comment:
      “I don’t think that someone that wasn’t a vascular surgeon would have been able to deal with the large blood vessels involved. That is why I volunteer myself so often, I love being able to save someone’s life.”

      Guess only vascular surgeons get to operate on the big vessels these days.
       
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