If you don't read the whole post, at least read the opening "story." Incredibly important commentary about a... http://t.co/0XEw6psPfRThe WHO checklist was read out by the anaesthetic nurse. The surgeon was listening, but was scrubbing up in a side room. The left (wrong) leg was exposed as the stocking was on the right leg. The nurse in charge was on the phone, the second scrub nurse was upstairs getting equipment. The anaesthetist was busy getting the patient settled on the ventilator. The scrub nurse - unfamiliar with the kit for this operation - was concentrating on laying out the equipment. She assumed the anaesthetic nurse had checked which leg was on the consent form.
— John Ballard (@Hootsbudy) October 20, 2013
The surgeon came through and operated on the wrong leg.
At the end of the operation he requested an X ray, and the radiographer pointed out that the request had been made for the right leg, not the left.
Chinese couple sells 3 babies to buy iPhones and shoes, authorities say http://t.co/07vQWLFoC4Police arrested them in June.
— Faith M. Karimi (@faithcnn) October 20, 2013
After their arrest, the couple admitted selling three of their newborn babies in recent years for a total of $13,000, the ministry said. They sold the first baby in 2008, the second in 2011 and the third -- the girl -- this year, the ministry said.
Authorities recovered the girl and are now looking for the other two children, the ministry said.
Neighbors told police the couple live with two of their children, ages 6 and 9. The neighbors also said the wife appeared pregnant in each instance, but the newborns were gone shortly after being delivered, the Ministry of Public Security said.
Very unpersuasive column that misunderstands Obama’s sources of leverage http://t.co/8Ughdr8P0eImportant column by Milbank. Short and sweet, but shallow.
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) October 20, 2013
Hounshell is exactly right. Milbank doesn't get it.
Tom Friedman: The Tea Party as Hezbollah: http://t.co/7NhrNWZzUIBetter late than never.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) October 20, 2013
When Friedman finally catches on to what nearly everyone already knows, I guess that's a good sign.
MT @AFSmithFT: "You can't lose hope" - Syrian refugee who shows @FT_houseandhome round ramshackle garage he lives in http://t.co/DCMTN9W86wQuick, light, whimsical and sad, with a short slide collection at the end.
— Iona Craig إيونـا (@ionacraig) October 20, 2013
This “Death Watch” Allegedly Counts Down the Last Seconds of Your Life: Tuan C. Nguyen in Smithsonian: There’... http://t.co/Z3P5TW4VmtThe day is coming when someone invents a watch which monitors your physical condition close enough to sound an alarm with a message "You have exactly five minutes to get to a hospital emergency room before you lose consciousness, exactly sixteen minutes before you become clinically dead."
— 3 Quarks Daily (@3QD) October 20, 2013
Photo: A Hangang River sunset, seen from the Floating Island (a.k.a. Sebit Dungdungseom). http://t.co/GvOAubCQya
— The Marmot's Feed (@rjkoehler) October 20, 2013
Banksy Oct. 20: Upper West Side (http://t.co/4ojeklys9O) pic.twitter.com/AjMGwFdnDh
— EverythingNYC (@EverythingNYC) October 20, 2013
Racism in Israel against African immigrants is even worse than you could imagine. http://t.co/4vXaC5TKQz
— Imran Ali Malik (@_iamalik) October 20, 2013