The OR Before CCTV
January 18, 2011 § 2 Comments
From the March 1948 issue of Mechanix Illustrated:
Telescopes and mirror give many eyes a close-up view of a delicate cataract operation which heretofore could be observed by only one or two. It happened in Doctors’ Hospital, L. A.
I can’t help but think that they wrestled for the best places, and that those in front (who obviously won) must be orthopedists. Who else would have the muscle to subdue a whole gang of ophthalmologists? But then again, why are they interested in a cataract operation?
Hat tip to Modern Mechanix.
Tagged: 1948, doctors' hospital, mechanix illustrated, operating room
Did you mean Ophthalmologist rather than Orthopedist, Øystein? I would be very surprised if an orthopod was interested in a cataract operation!! :D
Ok, that was maybe a bity far fetched, Vijay. I have edited the post to clarify the (bad) joke ;)