British volunteer surgeon performs surgery on boy using SMS instructions
I often get requests from friends to buy different kinds of stuff, or do some sort of thing, via SMS. I almost always shrug it off, especially if it consists of several steps for me to accomplish.
Well, I might be a lazy bastard, but British surgeon David Nott sure doesn’t sound like one. Nott was a volunteer for the French medical charity Medicin Sans Frontieres, when he came across a boy in Africa who needed an operation.
Nott found out that he needed to amputate the boy’s arm due to gangrene that had resulted from a hippopotamus bite. He humbly asked for assistance from a London-based surgeon named Meirion Thomas (possibly a friend of his). And guess what? His friend gave him assistance, instructions actually. Via SMS.
Thomas’s response was a cool 10-step guide to performing surgery on the boy to remove his arm along with collar bone and shoulder blade. Armed with that and a wish of good luck from his friend, Nott just “got on with it.”
He ended up saving the boy’s life. Who would’ve thought?
Via Reg Hardware