Thursday, December 4, 2008

Text Message Surgery Saves Teenager's Life

A British surgeon amputated the arm of a wounded teenager in Congo, Africa with help from instructions sent to him by text message.David Nott texted his surgical colleague Meirion Thomas, who is one of only a handful of UK surgeons familiar with the difficult procedure of removing the collar bone and shoulder blade. David Nott realized that teenager J, whose arms had been ripped off and was now gangrenous, had only a few days left to live.

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