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Kane surgery

HISTORY OF MEDICINE, SURGERY

A surgical procedure performed by a surgeon on him/herself.

Dr E O’Neill Kane operated upon himself for an inguinal hernia, appendicitis and amputated his own finger (not in the same session).

One commentator noted that ‘…an autosurgeon who represents himself for negligence has a fool for a surgeon, a patient, a prosecutor, and a defender’ Found in the DIY section of The Journal of the American Medical Association 1987; 257(6):825-826

Synonym Autosurgery 

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