Monday, February 26, 2007

When Rock, Paper, Scissors Just Won't Do

Recently eaten: turkey chili
Recent annoyance: a beautiful snowfall ruined by ugly rain

If anyone thought the fake doctors fighting on Grey's Anatomy were bad, peep this story from Belgrade. Also, note to self: don't get appendicitis in Belgrade.

Fighting surgeons leave patient in the lurch
A routine appendix operation in Belgrade went badly wrong when two surgeons started fighting and stormed from the operating theater to settle their dispute outside, the daily Politika reported Wednesday.

Surgeon Spasoje Radulovic was operating when his colleague Dragan Vukanic entered and made a remark that started a quarrel, said the anesthesiologist on duty.

"At one moment Vukanic pulled the ear of the operating doctor, slapped him in the face and walked out," she said.

Radulovic followed and an all-out fight ensued, resulting in bruises, a split lip, loose teeth and a fractured finger.

The operation was completed successfully by the attending assistant doctor.

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