Skepticism, Medicine and Science News


Welcome to Medescape!

I’ve thought about starting a blog for some time now, and finally got around to do it. My plan is to mainly write about medicine and science news, but other stuff might slip in also if I feel like it.  I’ll try to post something every day, but since I’m currently in what I like to call the prime of my life (ie a student), I’ll have to spend a lot of time at the university library preparing for my exams… Oh, wait, did i say exam preparations? I of course meant partying like crazy…ish…ehm… 


So, since it’s kinda lateish, I’ll just start off with some light reading. For a first post, I imagine this is perfect. What can I say, it’s medicine, a bit of science and a lot of other stuff in one article! So basically a man having a circumcision woke up without his penis. Sounds terrible, but it turned out the doctors discovered a life-threatening tumor during his surgery, and decided to just chop it of when he was under. Still, I think that in hindsight, it might have been a better idea to wake him up and inform the guy before removing his whole thing. It all depends on how the surgeons evaluated the tumor however, but the article doesn’t really give that many details about this aspect. 

And this being in America, the guy naturally sued the doctors. At least this is a little worse than some light burns from a, go figure, hot cup of Starbucks coffee…


September 26, 2008 - Posted by | Other | ,

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