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Mobile Phone Tells All About Congo Amputation By Text

by | 4th, December 2008

VASCULAR surgeon David Nott is on the phone.

He is working 24-hour shifts for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Rutshuru, Congo.

Before him is a 16-year-old whose arm has been ripped off.

Mr Nott recalls:

“He was dying. He had about two or three days to live when I saw him.”

A forequarter amputation was required urgently to save the lad’. The surgeon must remove the collar bone and shoulder blade.

Mr Nott

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