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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Chop chop chop chop chop

You don't want this to happen to you:
Surgeon Naum Ciomu, who had been suffering from stress at the time, had been operating on patient Nelu Radonescu, 36, to correct a testicular malformation when he suddenly lost his temper.

Grabbing a scalpel, he sliced off the penis in front of shocked nursing staff, and then placed it on the operating table where he chopped it into small pieces before storming out of the operating theatre at Bucharest hospital.
I don't even want to imagine what Mr. Radonescu felt when he woke up.

Mr Radonescu: Um, nurse, I'm feeling sort of numb down there, as if there's nothing there.

Nurse: That's right. There's nothing there.

Sorry, I should be a wee wee bit more sensitive.

Anyway, the part of the story that really gets me is this: after a Romanian court awarded Mr. Radonescu substantial damages, a doctor's union protested, with their vice-president saying:
Ciomu's case is a dangerous precedent for all Romanian doctors. In future doctors may have to think very carefully about what work they undertake.
In other words, they shouldn't. Joy.

(Link via email from Gautam John.)
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