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The surgeon as puppeteer

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1146 (Published 14 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1146
  1. Alison Shepherd
  1. The BMJ
Mark Thomas

What’s the difference between a surgeon in an operating theatre, surrounded by a team of nurses, anaesthetists, and technicians, and a puppeteer?

Not as much as you might think, says Roger Kneebone, professor …

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