Before a Live Studio Audience

August 31, 2010 § 1 Comment

In an effort to bring surgery back into the public domain, the Wellcome Collection in London arranged a Live Surgery event last year, broadcasting live open heart surgery to an audience of 200 lay people.

It’s interesting to hear people’s expectations and reactions in this short clip from the event. It reminds of the time when I showed the start of a prostatectomy video to my grandparents once. When I stopped it after a minute or so saying “So that’s what I do for a living”, they yelled “Don’t stop, we got to see how it ends!”.

Surgery sure is intriguing.

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§ One Response to Before a Live Studio Audience

  • Bryan says:

    Interesting, mitral valve repair. They have done this sort of broadcast at my work, but it was live on the internet so viewers could watch from their homes. Good idea what they have done, similar to the past with the operation theaters, but sterile! haha

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