Surgery By Text Message

Submitted by: canaryellow 8 years ago in Science
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1091315/British-surgeon-amputates-teenage-boys-shoulder-Congo-instructions-texted-London-friend.html

British surgeon amputates teenage boy"s shoulder in Congo with instructions texted from a friend in London.
There are 27 comments:
Male 524
Strangely enough, hippos and be pretty vicious. This is actually the second story i`ve heard in which someone was injured by a hippo.
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Male 650
OMFG!! People using modern day technology to communicate. What will they think of next?
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Female 40
"This may be a dumb question but, uh..why didn`t he just call him?"

Eh....it is a dumb question because if you read the article you`d know that he hadn`t been able to contact his colleague by phone or email.

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Male 420
anyone else think its a little funny that the boy got bit by a hippo?
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Male 620
"geez, man, that doctor`s balls are gigantic titanium orbs...hes a badass"

Agreed, Epic brass balls. Im really curious what the messages actually were.

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Male 1,685
geez, man, that doctor`s balls are gigantic titanium orbs...hes a badass
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Female 15,763
Wow, this is more dramatic than Grey`s Anatomy.
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Female 223
This may be a dumb question but, uh..why didn`t he just call him?
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Male 2,553
imagine getting that text
"How do i amputate shoulder?"
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Male 3,014
And just look how happy he is without that pesky arm bogging him down.
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Male 2,510
You know what i thought this was going to be?

Text messege: "i think the next person that comes in you should amputate thier shoulder, Tb, lol"

Surgeon: Ha! ok!

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Male 1,140
remind me to not go near hippos
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Male 886
Jasonbobdude, since the surgeon in the dem. rep. congo called London, it should go more like this:

Beep, Meirion`s phone. Meirion doesn`t have AT&T, so he has no bars here in this pub. So about that text message you sent saying that you needed surgical instructions to save a young boy`s life? Yeah, we won`t be getting that. Good luck! (For the best coverage, switch to AT&T).

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Male 7,933
See old people, text messages are useful. I get useful ones all the time
*looks in history*
"Lmaooo haha ttyl I gatta do something <3"
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Male 1,598
Hi, David`s phone here. David doesn`t have AT&T, so he has no bars here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Those surgical instructions from London? We won`t be getting those.

Hey look, I just wrote a commercial!

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Male 446
:)
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Male 2,313
Yeah I saw that picture Amaq. I thought he was wearing lipstick until I read the caption.
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Male 2,245
completely off topic but did anyone else notice the picture of brad pitt with a mustache on the side bar. that gave me a good chuckle. and i`m not that surprised that these people used a form of communication for communication.
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Male 2,313
Sounds like he works in a pretty fun place.
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Male 64
This is one of those things which you neither have a good or bad thing to say lol!
ALL I can say is.. WOW! =P
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Male 12,138
vv Heard about it on the radio? Meh. If you had`ve received the news by semaphore, I`d be impressed.
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Female 2,027
:O heard about this on the radio this morning
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Female 5,139
imagine if hes phone lost signal half way through surgery o.O ... oh lawd
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Male 12,138
Text message? Meh. Now, if he had`ve sent instructions by smoke-signal, I`d be impressed.
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Male 722
WOW...
The kid had an 80% chance of dying and the instructions to the surgeon were sent by text message, He`s pretty lucky that he lived!
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Female 5,139
"Mr Nott, who treated Tony Blair after a health scare in 2003"
whyyyy is that relevant >.<

but wow, amazing :O

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Female 422
Link: Surgery By Text Message [Rate Link] - British surgeon amputates teenage boy`s shoulder in Congo with instructions texted from a friend in London.
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