September 25, 2008 § 3 Comments
The history of surgery is the history of great ideas and inventions. Ideas so outrageous, no one had dared to imagine them, before someone did. Like using a piece of intestine to replace a cancerous oesophagus. Inventions so ingenious in their simplicity, the rest of the surgical world must have gone “why didn’t I think of that”, when they were introduced.
One of the most brilliant inventions is, in my opinion, the triangulation method for suturing blood vessels. « Read the rest of this entry »