Surgeon caught autographing livers he transplants into patients

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A surgeon was discovered to have been using an argon laser to autograph livers that he transplanted into patients bodies.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-59954321

I have a friend who is a heart surgeon... I need ask him if it is common practice.

kind of an internal Kilroy was here.

the autographs have no lasting negative impact on the patient....
 
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This appears to be a gateway to:
- Serial Numbers
- Warranty Terms and Disclaimers (and other fine print)

But could also provide benefits like:
- Gym locker combo (I always forget mine!)
- "If found, please return to:"

I have Kaiser HMO, so my new liver would probably say "Squire" on it (not the best out there, but a great value).
 

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I mean, initialing your work shows pride...in your work, right? As a patient, I'd feel good about that.
sign here*, if you don't agree to have further surgeon autographs

*liver
 

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A surgeon was discovered to have been using an argon laser to autograph livers that he transplanted into patients bodies.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-59954321

I have a friend who is a heart surgeon... I need ask him if it is common practice.

kind of an internal Kilroy was here.

the autographs have no lasting negative impact on the patient....

I wondered how he got busted. I assumed he bragged to colleagues and someone turned him in. But nope:

"His actions came to light when 1.6-inch (4cm) initials were discovered by another doctor on an organ that had been transplanted by [the surgeon] and failed about a week after the operation."
 

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He's now banned from practising at all, and is guilty of 'assault'. Crazy waste of talent. If that's really all there is to it, a little flourish that will never be seen, I don't see the problem.
 




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