Robert Liston, The Surgeon Who Killed Three People in One Operation
19th-century surgeon Robert Liston, “The Fastest Knife in the West End,” lopped off body parts at blinding speeds. This inevitably led to a few small mistakes, like when he accidentally cut off a guy’s balls and the time he killed three people in a single leg amputation. Here’s a look at what can go wrong when your surgeon is essentially a human Slap Chop.
Based on the article How A Surgeon Once Killed Three People In One Operation.
Writer: Jameson McCulloch-Faber
Producer/Narrator: Greg Ott
Editor: David Brown
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