"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
Did you ever do Lap Choly's Sid?? Not bein an A-hole, just curious. I trained back when gallstones still got you a big Chevron incision and an incentive spirometer...Reports said his large bowel was perforated...sounds like a Trocar injury instead of the whacked Bile duct I figured he had.Didn't agree with him politically except on guns and abortion, but have to admire his courage and military service.And I like that he looked like a Muppet.Frank
Yes, Frank, I did lap choles, and other laparoscopic surgery as well. It's just that I thought my mini-chole technique was better. Because it was. So that's what I did nearly all the time. In fact, people came to me for it, because they'd heard of people being injured during lap chole. Same training as me. Plus an NG tube for three days. I agree it must have been a trocar injury; when I did lap surgery, we used a 5mm camera in the initial trocar, so the entry was visible from skin all the way through the peritoneum. Safer, I think. Not to mention much faster insufflation.
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