Posts Tagged ‘ surgery ’

Beard covers

Beard covers are the VA hospital’s solution to the recent rise in infection rates.

Skin graft

Jacques-Louis Reverdin, a Swiss surgeon, was the first to successfully perform a skin graft–now referred to as a pinch graft–on a human being, in 1869.

Chief resident

You can do a procedure after having only read about it.


“A face without movement is a mask.”


Res ipsa loquitur

In common law, res ipsa loquitur, Latin for “the thing itself speaks”, refers to the principle that negligence is inferred from the nature of an accident. It usually arises in malpractice lawsuits when a surgical instrument is discovered¬†inside a patient.


A surgeon never regrets the patients s/he chose not to operate on.

Venous thromboembolism

The risk of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients does not disappear with cure or remission.

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