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The 10 Strangest Accidental Celebrity Deaths

When a celebrity dies as the result of a seemingly preventable accident, it makes the loss feel all the more tragic. After a tireless—and, admittedly, morbid—search, I discovered a number of such deaths. There were quite a few deaths by … Continue reading

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President of the American College of Surgeons Resigns After Dirty Joke

In a surprising turn events surgeons across the land (renowned for their way with words and senses of humor) have ousted Dr. Lazar Greenfield from his position as editor in chief of Surgery News and president-elect of the American College … Continue reading

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Frightening Examples of Do-It-Yourself Surgery

Whatever the cause — obsession with celebrity beauty, economic difficulties, mental illness — some people have found the need to bypass medical professionals and perform complicated surgical procedures on themselves, almost always with bad consequences. Consider these your cautionary tales…

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Surgeries Gone Horribly Awry: 13 Botched Surgeries to Learn From

Let these stories of botched surgeries serve as cautionary tales for both medical staff — who should double- and triple-check all instruments and details on the patients and procedures — and for patients, who should do all they can to … Continue reading

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20 Scary Old School Surgical Tools

A quick glance at our gallery of some of history’s gnarliest surgical tools will definitely make you thankful for just how far our industry has progressed throughout time. Browse through images and descriptions of surgical tools dating as far back … Continue reading

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