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Offline velkyn

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surgery by text
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:27:54 PM »
and surgery for an amputation no less!  Not just a cut off a limb or digit but a forequarter amputation, what was left of the arm, shoulder blade and part of the collarbone in the horrible conditions in the DR Congo.

Amazing talent from a doctor.  No miracles to be seen. 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7761994.stm
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Re: surgery by text
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 06:25:06 PM »
Did you read this on current.com as well? It's so insane! What if he lost signal and his texts couldn't get through?!
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Re: surgery by text
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 10:20:07 AM »
I'm suprised the text could get through at all to begin with.  "Can you hear me now" takes on a whole new meaning in Africa where we still have people sure that witch doctors can steal penises. 
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Re: surgery by text
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 10:34:54 AM »
Did you read this on current.com as well? It's so insane! What if he lost signal and his texts couldn't get through?!

I think he got the texts before he started the op, lol.

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Re: surgery by text
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008, 01:31:48 PM »
Did you read this on current.com as well? It's so insane! What if he lost signal and his texts couldn't get through?!

I think he got the texts before he started the op, lol.

I would hope so.
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