Surgeon amputates boy's arm in Congo with instructions texted from London

The Daily Mail, December 11, 2008

A British surgeon amputated the arm of a teenager in Africa with help from instructions sent to him by text message from a colleague in London. Faced with carrying out an unfamiliar operation, David Nott, MD, called his surgical colleague Meirion Thomas. Thomas replied with two messages detailing the procedure. The operation was a success and the patient made a good recovery.


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