Monday, 31 January 2011

Operation Orange: read all about it

Fruitarians, it's been far too long since I posted, for which I apologise. I intended to write about the last workshop I did with Mr A but got distracted by the season and, truth be told, my new-found passion for knitting and Christmas cocktails.

I'm thrilled that Heather Casey, a media relations officer at the Royal College of Surgeons, has written an article about Operation Orange in the February 2011 issue of the college publication, Bulletin. The RCS has kindly agreed to let me reprint it on my blog, so that will be coming soon. Meanwhile, here it is in its rightful place online.

The RCS Bulletin allows free public access to most, if not all, of their articles, and if you're a curious sort you'll find the journal quite irresistible: look here. It's a treasure trove of insights; how surgeons think, for one:
"We love surgery because through it we can improve or even save lives, often instantaneously. Excision of cancer can prevent death, shattering of stones can silence pain, repairing a cleft completes a smile and replacing a valve rejuvenates a life. A skilled surgeon holds the power to transform".
I found that in this month's issue (p54-55) as a preface to the topic of children from developing nations requiring specialist surgery. Eye-opening. Literally.

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