The craft of surgery
November 13, 2014 11:01 PM   Subscribe

Pretty interesting, thanks. Would have been fun to see each try their hand at the other task.

Also, only noticed at the end, that he really is called Dr. Kneebone. !
posted by thefool at 3:58 AM on November 14, 2014 [2 favorites]

Please tell me that Dr. Kneebone has at some point hooked up with a Dr. Legbone.

now hear the word of the lord
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:43 AM on November 14, 2014 [6 favorites]

Very cool. Forgive me, but surgeons are weird and yet the tailor seems even stranger. I like the opposition - like in "Fast, loose and out of control." ( Errol Morris movie)
posted by From Bklyn at 5:05 AM on November 14, 2014

I really thought they should have finished by sewing a human skin suit ala Silence of the Lambs. Or at least, you know, a flesh toque or something...
posted by Chrischris at 6:16 AM on November 14, 2014 [1 favorite]

I am reminded of Doctor McCoy in the ST:TOS episode "City on the Edge of Forever" in his drug-induced mania ranting about how barbaric 20th century medicine was, "cutting and stitching people like garments!"
posted by briank at 6:34 AM on November 14, 2014 [4 favorites]

Why did Dr. Kneebone need to put the gloves on for his demonstration? Odd, as if he can't do the stitching without them.
posted by 724A at 8:45 AM on November 14, 2014

He probably can't do it without gloves. It's the same reason sushi chefs get up in arms about California trying to get them to wear gloves while preparing food--it interferes with how the skill was learned and mastered initially.
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel at 12:07 PM on November 14, 2014

Because he is touching bits of intestine? Even when he is working on the model you can see the intestine already laid out there and they probably did his demo sections in one set.
posted by bobobox at 4:09 PM on November 14, 2014

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