Hear no evilBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7028.449 (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:449
- Ian Robertson
Take my advice: starting from tomorrow, be extra nice to your friends in theatre. No, not the gorgeous serial adulterers of the West End. I mean the ones in the sexy green pyjamas and the Lone Ranger masks. It's not just that your heart, liver, or other organs vital to meaningful life are in their control—they potentially have your very mind in their clingfilm-covered hands.
It is now well accepted that it is possible to take in some of what you hear in surgery, even though you have no memory of it afterwards. For instance, a group of anaesthetists in Wales recently succeeded in getting a …