Sunday, December 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

There is no evidence that the complete head shaves we did in the past, which made the patients look like convicts, had any effect on infection rates, which had been the ostensible reason for doing them. I suspect the real – albeit unconscious – reason was that dehumanizing the patients made it easier for the surgeons to operate.

- Henry Marsh, Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

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