Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Surgery without government oversight

Incredibly, scientists have discovered that nearly 7,000 years ago early Neolithic surgeons successfully amputated the forearm of an elderly man.
And, more remarkable yet, they ensured the patient was anaesthetised and the limb cut off cleanly while the wound was treated afterwards in sterile conditions.
And to think this was done without government oversight, without medical training at a licensed university, without health insurance, and without the blessing of the AMA. We've traveled far since those dark days.

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