I like reading The Register. Sometimes, the humor stuff is as worth reading as the real stuff.
If surgery was like Wikipedia: Surgipedia.
Several surgipedians have gathered in an operation theater. On the table lies an unconscious man whos left leg looks dark. Surgipedian #1 grabs a sheet prepared by the patient’s doctor that details the problem.
Surgipedian #1: “Whoa, he’s been lying here for 26 hours, we sure got a backlog again. It also says on this that he has a ‘claudication’ and a ‘chronic venous insufficiency’ in the left leg”, looks at right leg, “and we are asked to do a ‘leg segmental arterial doppler ultrasound exam’. Whatever that is. His leg looks pretty good to me”.
Surgipedian #2: “You looked at the wrong leg. It says the left one”.
Surgipedian #1: “I looked at the left and it’s looking totally normal!”
Surgipedian #2: “The left from his point of view! Do you know where your left leg is?”
And more, as it goes on for a little while. I love Wikipedia, but this made me chuckle anyway.
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