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Antes de la anestesia, era muy valorado actuar rápido, para disminuir el periodo de sufrimiento. Robert Liston (1794 – 1847) ganó fama por su velocidad de amputación. En una ocasión, "Amputó la pierna en 2,5 minutos, pero en su entusiasmo también los testículos del paciente"

from Mental Floss

On The Table With One of History’s Most Infamous Surgeons

Robert Liston - On The Table With One of History’s Most Infamous Surgeons - Robert Liston - 300% mortality rate

Speaking of mistakes, the story of Dr Robert Liston always comes to mind.

from io9

​The Legend Of The Surgery With The 300% Mortality Rate

Robert Liston was a competent surgeon who contributed significantly to medicine as a science. Then he had the misfortune to have one seriously bad day, and became a legend in the medical community.

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