Jul 25, 2019
In 1832, Robert Liston the prominent Scottish surgeon, amputated a leg in under two and a half minutes.
It was the single fastest amputation in the history of medicine and remains to be to this day.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the surgery he also managed
to accidentally kill his young assistant by amputating their
fingers, slash through the coat tails of a distinguished surgical
spectator (who dropped dead from fright) and kill the patient.
It was the only operation in history with a 300% mortality.
This is his story…