Doctor Gets Instructions for Surgery in a Text Message
Published: Dec 13, 2008
Updated: Aug 23 2011
• References: cnn
Sometimes we all need to phone a friend. A British surgeon in the Congo did just this when he needed to remove a gangrenous collarbone and shoulder blade from a teenager. This perilous amputation is only done a handful of times each year in the UK, so David Knott texted his colleague Meirion Thomas for assistance. The doctor at home texted him the entire procedure and signed off with a cheery, â€œEasy! Good luck.â€
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