Pages of Surgery #1: Falling

Something is not quite right here… ….Turns out he ROLLED down 157 ft. Fun fact, LD50 (lethal dose to 50% of subjects) for falling is 4 stories (48 ft), LD90 is 7 stories (84 ft). Advertisements

Saying No to Surgery Residents

A few months ago, I got the dreaded 2 AM consult from the emergency department. I met Mr. Smith, a man with a very strange looking and inflamed gallbladder. The abnormal appearance on ultrasound meant we had to discuss the possibility of malignancy. Instead of the usual 15 minute spiel about removing the gallbladder, I…