Treves's young patientBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7258.437 (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:437
- Michael Lavelle, consultant surgeon
- Haywards Heath
EMG will be 100 years old this month. She is both a friend and a former patient. I first met her as a friend in 1984, and in 1993 I found myself operating on her for gallstones. Laparoscopic surgery had arrived, and so I performed a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Preoperatively, she mentioned that she had had her appendix removed as a child, and as a routine I asked her the name of the surgeon. “Treves—Frederick Treves,” she said.
It turned out that she had had her …