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June 21, 2007 11:46 PM   Subscribe

15 year old Indian boy performs a Caesarean Section on pregnant woman in presence of his Doctor parents. Father stands by his son—and says he did nothing wrong.
posted by hadjiboy (58 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yes, but did the Indian boy perform the surgery at his workplace or his home?
posted by geoff. at 11:52 PM on June 21, 2007 [12 favorites]


Doogie Howsapeemapetilon M.D.
posted by parallax7d at 12:01 AM on June 22, 2007 [18 favorites]


Tell me more about this "craze to set records".
posted by tellurian at 12:24 AM on June 22, 2007


Man, this would be interesting if it was an Indian girl.
posted by Eekacat at 12:52 AM on June 22, 2007


And all my parents ever watched me do was graduate from high school...
posted by Samizdata at 12:54 AM on June 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


wah kya khoobsurat!
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:15 AM on June 22, 2007


Untimely ripped, unripely timed.
posted by pracowity at 1:23 AM on June 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


He certainly has more experience with female genitalia and reproductive organs than I did when I was 15. I don't this counts as 3rd base though.
posted by chillmost at 1:31 AM on June 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


I don't this counts

Uh, I don't think
posted by chillmost at 1:32 AM on June 22, 2007


Hey, why not... It's not like the 15-year-old son was flying an airplane or anything.
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu at 2:21 AM on June 22, 2007


Man, they'll do anything to get into I.I.T., won't they?
posted by dhartung at 3:15 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Farktacular!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:39 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Did he hear gunshots?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 3:50 AM on June 22, 2007


My doctor looks like he's 15, too. I hear that's common as you get older.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:57 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


This would have been an awesome one-link youtube FPP, if there had been video available.
posted by mds35 at 4:26 AM on June 22, 2007


So, what does the poor woman that had to have a 15 year old boy for a doctor think about all this?
posted by Pollomacho at 4:55 AM on June 22, 2007


Teenaged physicians are not unheard of.
posted by TedW at 5:11 AM on June 22, 2007


If there was a gun involved, I'll be outraged. Otherwise, sounds okay to me.
posted by psmealey at 5:27 AM on June 22, 2007 [2 favorites]


So, what does the poor woman that had to have a 15 year old boy for a doctor think about all this?

The article says she didn't give her consent.
posted by amyms at 5:31 AM on June 22, 2007


Yeah, she didn't know it was going to be done until after, or it may be that she wasn't told. Now that the video disappeared, the father is just claiming he 'watched' the procedure.
posted by delmoi at 5:44 AM on June 22, 2007


He certainly has more experience with female genitalia and reproductive organs than I did when I was 15.
I had a lot of experience, including a Caesarean, but it all went "moo".
posted by Wolfdog at 5:58 AM on June 22, 2007


I had a lot of experience, including a Caesarean, but it all went "moo".

Yeah, but he didn't have to explain what he was doing in the barn with his pants down.
posted by Pollomacho at 6:04 AM on June 22, 2007


Wow. Even the Indians are outsourcing.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:13 AM on June 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


I have a vague inkling that you're suggesting something untoward, there. I have to deny it in no uncertain terms. Sheesh. With a cow? Ew.
That kind of experience went "Woof! Woof!"
posted by Wolfdog at 6:30 AM on June 22, 2007


Wow. So is he just that good or was he just that damn lucky to have not seriously hurt or killed the mother and/or her child?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 6:33 AM on June 22, 2007


Hey, there was more than one record set here.

The baby set the record for being delivered by the youngest fake-doctor ever.

That's totally something you can put on your college admissions, right?
posted by oddman at 6:33 AM on June 22, 2007


I performed an ovariohysterectomy on my dog when I was eighteen. Half an hour start to finish.

Once you have a basic knowledge of sutures and ligatures, most soft tissue surgery is well within the abilities of a dextrous amateur.
posted by rog at 6:37 AM on June 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


The craze to set a new record has touched a new low.


Indeed.
posted by caddis at 6:41 AM on June 22, 2007


Coolest Dad EVER.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:06 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


What they don't mention in the article, and is somewhat mitigating really, is that when he was done with her, he re-clawed 5 cats under the watchful eye of an experienced veterinarian. This kid is a hero.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:25 AM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Who would volunteer to let a 15 year old perform surgery on them, when there are more experienced people around?
posted by nervousfritz at 7:26 AM on June 22, 2007


What they don't mention in the article, and is somewhat mitigating really, is that when he was done with her, he re-clawed 5 cats under the watchful eye of an experienced veterinarian. This kid is a hero.

Yes, but he's a meat eating Christian, so he'll still get pilloried on MetaFilter.
posted by Pollomacho at 7:40 AM on June 22, 2007


I somehow doubt the patient gave consent.
posted by caddis at 7:42 AM on June 22, 2007


What they don't mention in the article, and is somewhat mitigating really, is that when he was done with her, he re-clawed 5 cats under the watchful eye of an experienced veterinarian. This kid is a hero.

Yes, but then he circumsized them!
posted by amyms at 7:47 AM on June 22, 2007


err... circumcised*
posted by amyms at 7:48 AM on June 22, 2007


There are many ways to circumcise a cat.
posted by NationalKato at 7:58 AM on June 22, 2007


Cider House rules.
posted by nofundy at 8:08 AM on June 22, 2007


Why would we be so quick to dismiss the Like Father, Like Son scenario?
posted by psmealey at 8:10 AM on June 22, 2007


Hello son, don't forget the antibodies. Take out the trash when your done.
posted by Mblue at 8:11 AM on June 22, 2007


antibiotics
posted by Mblue at 8:15 AM on June 22, 2007


The woman, when questioned afterward, was quoted as saying "Woah, waitaminnit. WHO did WHAT?!"
posted by shmegegge at 8:25 AM on June 22, 2007


A Chinese friend of mine was one of the "barefoot midwives" of the 70's, and came to be quite in demand, when at about that age she stuck her whole arm up to the shoulder in there, and got the thing turned around saving the baby.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:26 AM on June 22, 2007


Medicine is a matter of a lot of memorization. And besides, they let him practice on the cat.
posted by Lady Penelope at 8:37 AM on June 22, 2007


Ubu : grammafilter: that's "wah, kya kamaal kiya"

khubsoorat doesn't fit in there

;p
posted by infini at 9:00 AM on June 22, 2007


Half the posts in this thread are corrections of spelling errors. Let it go.

I'm somewhat surprised that their behavior is being attributed to a desire to hit a world record. Is there any money in that, or is it just the result of some weird mania?
posted by voltairemodern at 9:12 AM on June 22, 2007


Half the posts in this thread are corrections of spelling errors. Let it go.

Yeah, we can have do overs. That poor lady can't.
posted by lysdexic at 9:20 AM on June 22, 2007


Pollomacho is the only one who seems to get it. This was not a 57 Chevy the father was letting his son work on. This was a human being who went into this procedure with the full expectation that an actual doctor, not an amateur, no matter how talented, would be taking care of her.

Her trust was violated, and her life was put at risk.

Do you know how c/secs are performed? The uterus is pulled outside of the body, cut open, and the baby has to be carefully removed, along with all the placenta, to avoid hemorrhaging and infection. It's not a minor operation. Bowel perforations and other nasty accidents are not that unusual...nicking the fetus' body, also a risk.

For those of you non-uterus-bearing types who don't see the big deal (or think it's funny)...how about a "talented" teenager performing a liver transplant on you? Or hey, working on your testicles? Appendectomy? Without your consent...how would that make you feel?

This patient was treated like a fetal pig in a biology class. She is a human being, and like all of us, deserves better than some smart ass doctor turning his kid lose on her so he could learn something or set some sort of record. I also happen to find it not surprising that it was a male doctor doing this to a female patient in a society that considers women less than full persons. Would he have done this to a male patient? I doubt it.

Jesus.
posted by emjaybee at 10:16 AM on June 22, 2007 [11 favorites]


Half the posts in this thread are corrections of spelling errors. Let it go.
And the other half are pointing out statistical errors. Sheesh!
posted by Brak at 10:28 AM on June 22, 2007


That's pretty messed up right there, even more so if the woman had no idea it was going to happen. Wonder if they can yank the Dad's license or censure him in some way?
posted by Talanvor at 10:41 AM on June 22, 2007


But he had the woman's husband's permission?!? Surely, that's sufficient, I mean you couldn't have to expect a woman to give consent! What if her opinion differed from his?!?
posted by Pollomacho at 10:43 AM on June 22, 2007


Would he have done this to a male patient? I doubt it.

Same here. I doubt he'd even be able to, actually.
posted by hellphish at 11:12 AM on June 22, 2007 [3 favorites]


A Chinese friend of mine was one of the "barefoot midwives" of the 70's, and came to be quite in demand, when at about that age she stuck her whole arm up to the shoulder in there, and got the thing turned around saving the baby.
I'm thinking either your friend has really, really, really, short arms, or else the baby's mother was a large farm animal.
posted by Sirius at 11:43 AM on June 22, 2007


"He said this was not the first surgery performed by his son and that he had been training him for the last three years"...

... this guy is so going to jail.
posted by zennie at 12:18 PM on June 22, 2007


infiniji - dannyavad, bhenchod.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:58 PM on June 22, 2007


ubu: I'd love to chod my behen but tell me can a female do another without a prick?
posted by infini at 6:12 PM on June 22, 2007


aap larki hai? *checks* ji nahin...ubhayahasta hai!
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:50 PM on June 22, 2007


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day gone incredibly bad.
posted by kch at 9:29 PM on June 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Follow-up: Teen Surgeon's Parents Arrested in India (nytimes)
posted by Zephyrial at 10:29 AM on June 25, 2007


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