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Cell Phones Illuminate Emergency Surgery

Surgery by Cellphone Light
Sure this sounds almost impossible, but Reuters is reporting it, we're not just making this stuff up. On July 21, a blackout hit the city of Villa Mercedes in the San Luis province of Argentina. Leonardo Molina was on the operating table when the lights went out, undergoing an emergency appendix surgery.

The backup generators should have immediately switched on, but for some reason they failed. That's when one of Leonardo's family members got crafty and started collecting cell phones from others in the halls outside the operating room. The surgeons used the cell phones to provide the illumination they needed to complete the surgery.

This is just a few short months after Vietnamese doctors used cell phones during a black out to finish delivering a child.


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