I don’t know about you, but I hate it when my doctor rests his drink in my viscera when he’s operating on me—and without a coaster! You have to tell these guys everything: No web-surfing during surgery, no smoking in the O.R., and if you absolutely must have a cocktail before you scrub up, please keep it to wine or beer. Now there’s one more rule, courtesy of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. Turns out that when your doc is operating on or near your spine, he should keep an eye on, well, your spine. Coming next: no keggers in the ICU.
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