(2007, Ontario, Canada) Recently a patient was rushed into the hospital,
needing a surgeon to reattach the tips of his fingers to his left hand.
While taking the patient history, it was found that this bright chap got
the idea of holding his lawn mower sideways and applying it to his hedge.
He was holding the mower deck trimming the hedge, and things were going
well until the weight of the mower got to be a bit much. He readjusted his
grip on the mower deck--and that was when the blade bit him.
When the reconstructive plastic surgeon was almost finished with the
complex job of sewing the patient back together, another patient came in
with the same injury! On questioning him, it was found that he, too, had
been using his mower to trim his hedge. Apparently he lived near the
first patient. He saw his neighbor trimming his hedge with the mower, and
thought it was a bright idea.
Often fact is so much weirder than fiction.
The doctor was my friend's daughter, a plastic surgeon with expertise in
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