Killing You With Kindness

If you arrive at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with a gun or knife wound, the doctors there might purposely kill you. First, surgeons will replace your blood with freezing saltwater. Then they’ll go back to trying to save you. According to one trauma specialist: “If you told people we would be doing this a few years ago, they’d tell you to stop smoking whatever you’re smoking, because you’ve clearly lost your mind.” Of course, if you told people a few years ago that you could legally be smoking whatever you’re smoking, they probably wouldn’t believe that either. From the NYT: Killing a patient to save his life.

+ A Seattle anesthesiologist has been suspended for sending explicit selfies and sexting during surgery.

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