Thursday, July 15, 2010

North Koreans prefer amputations without anesthesia

It turns out that in North Korea, having anesthesia during an operation whereby ones leg is amputated is just a frivolous luxury - as revelations emerge that the country's doctors are freely performing amputations with their patients entirely awake.

We can also report that the same policy is employed with regard to working lights - with doctors performing surgery and complicated operations by candlelight.

A 24 year old told the Associated Press that he had his leg amputated without anesthesia and that his ankle was crushed by a moving train after he fell out of the car.

Perhaps, then, North Korea's fashionista dictator should begin to pay more attention to his country's health system than acquiring the newest and latest styles off Shopstyle. [AP]
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