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154915.  Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:15 am Reply with quote

I was going to bring this to the meeting, but I don't think there's enough there to be honest.

Anyway, the first desciption of a sword-swallower in medical literature was down to the use of one of the first endoscopes, a rigid a metal tube measuring 13 mm in diameter with mirrors lit by an oil lamp.

A hospital doctor in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam has used his PC and some cheap parts to create a homemade endoscope.

A man arriving on holiday at a New York airport in 2006 was forced to have his seton (a piece of medical equipment placed in the anus for treatment against Crohn’s disease) removed after customs officers thought it might be a bomb.


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