Surgery is less scary…

…now that I know that it is standard procedure to count the cotton balls before and after. Television shows like ER and Grey’s Anatomy and the comic strip The Far Side always have mishaps of various items being left inside the patient after they are sewn up, but there is a checklist for such things, even as small as cotton.

Count ’em up!
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One Response to Surgery is less scary…

  1. Some Guy says:

    Do doctors have a similar procedure to account for the organs they're supposed to be taking out?

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