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(Natural History Magazine)   Famed 19th-century surgeon Astley Cooper told cowardly colleagues to lop off Chinese man's testicle, rather than delicately dissect tumor and "preserve, at his urgent request, the young man's genitals." They didn't listen   ( divider line
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2012-07-23 11:27:03 AM  

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2012-07-23 11:32:46 AM  
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2012-07-23 11:42:18 AM  
That takes balls...
2012-07-23 11:48:56 AM  
And the poor schlub bled to death in agony whereas Cooper's suggestion most likely would have left him down a nut, but alive.
2012-07-23 11:56:45 AM  
sounds like the other doctors were being a bit testy
2012-07-23 05:24:37 PM  
2012-07-23 06:18:57 PM  
FTFA: At the sight of that horrible human charnel-house, its fragments of limbs, its grimacing faces and cloven heads, the bloody cesspool in which we walked around, the revolting odor it exhaled, the swarms of sparrows fighting over scraps of lungs, and the rats in the corners gnawing bleeding vertebrae........................

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That certainly explains his stage shows.
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