Operation guided by SMS

A British doctor, working in Congo for Doctors Without Borders, has operated an adolescent while following instructions given by SMS.

The doctor got confronted with a young man who was biten by a hippopotame.  To avoid gangrene and a sudden death, the man’s arm needed to be amputated.  However, the doctor had never done such a risky operation. So he contacted a colleague in London, who sent him step-by-step instructions by SMS. 

The operation worked and the man is doing fine now.

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