Egads! My home state just Tweeted a surgery. Have no fear: the diligent doctor dude you see there took to TwitPicing the abdomen X-ray and tagging the patient’s organs on Facebook after the procedure was over.
Just kidding. He did it during.
Surgeons at Henry Ford Hospital recently Tweeted the removal of a cancerous tumor from a man’s kidney, the purpose of which was to “let people know that a tumor can be removed without taking the entire kidney,” according to the lead surgeon. Personally I would’ve taken his word for it, but I guess all the skeptics and “other doctors” out there actually tuned in for this thing. And he totally pulled it off. Phew.
Makes me wonder if we’ll be seeing Twitter clauses in our medical paperwork any time soon. If so, my biennial dentist visits would Tweet like: “had to sedate @dwendland. patient was unruly. man is it dirty in here. goin’ hard on these poor gums. #gingivitis.” You’d no doubt want to read that.
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