Bit of a bore

March 18, 2008 at 10:18 am 3 comments

Surgeon uses DIY drill to remove brain tumour

By Stephen Adams

Last Updated: 9:35am GMT 17/03/2008

A leading brain surgeon used a £30 DIY drill to carry out a successful operation on a fully conscious patient.
Henry Marsh used a Bosch PSR960 cordless drill because he did not have his normal equipment on him.
The do-it-yourself 9.6 volt drill cost one thousand times less the price of his preferred tool – a £30,000 compressed air medical drill.
But Mr Marsh had to use the Bosch because he was on a trip to Ukraine in Eastern Europe to help people let down by a vastly inadequate health system.
Halfway through the operation to remove the tumour from Marian Dolishny’s head, the power ran out.
His patient was only given local anaesthetic because he could not find a fully trained anaesthetist.
However, he said this gave him the reassuring benefit of being able to talk to his patient, to ensure that he was not inflicting brain damage.

Daily Telegraph

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Humour/Funny Pics.

Where’s Lucy when you want her…? Acid Rain good?

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. seftontaxis  |  March 25, 2008 at 1:37 am

    30 quid for a bosh cordless drill,getting one of them,thanx for that byron.

    Reply
  • 2. byronbring  |  March 25, 2008 at 8:08 am

    Just no brain surgery, OK ?

    Reply
  • 3. alislopalge  |  December 11, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I highly enjoyed reading this post, keep on posting such interesting stuff!!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Calendar

March 2008
M T W T F S S
« Feb   Apr »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Most Recent Posts


%d bloggers like this: