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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 is on the phone to a medic back home in London who knows what to do.

“I texted him and he texted back step by step instructions on how to do it.”

Success. And just as soon as Dr Nott has found his phone he will call his friend back and thank him. Now where can it be..?



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