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Letters The surgeon as puppeteer

The puppetry of modern operating theatres

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 17 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1721
  1. Emmanuel Okenyi, academic foundation year 2 doctor,
  2. Mark Davies, consultant in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine
  1. Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool L7 8XP, UK
  1. gasmark{at}

The idea of the surgeon as puppeteer may be overly simplistic.1 The strings of Japanese Bunraku puppetry and surgical suturing are visible, whereas the strings of the puppetry that drives the safe and effective functioning of modern operating …

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