Discussion in 'Serious' started by Mighty Yoshimi, 5 Aug 2008.
What a very nice man.
Wow, that is pretty amazing.
That's certainly pretty slick, that.
Wow, a big hand to him, modder and life saver.
Unbelievable, what a brilliant man... definately deserves some kind of recognition.
absolutely, commendation from the Queen as it's going to be life changing for a whole host of people.
King of Geeks! :worship:
A model for us all- always go that extra mile.
It's stories like this that remind me what's important.
What a load of crap (not what he did) but there aren't any offical machines in a hospital that they can use? what year is this again?
Not ot put a damper on this but when you hear a story that there is no way to save a baby's life but a doctor is able to make a machine in his garage to do just that, make me shake my head. guess there isn't enough money in it...
understatement of the year
can't help but agree. very awesome about him making it, but why should he have to in the first place?
and if the baby died this thread would be about a lawsuit and how he had good intentions but was stupid.. ahhh but cheers none the less.
Read the article - the baby was born significantly underweight (6 lbs), to the point where even the smallest dialysis machines they had were far too big.
Major props to the doctor - that's a seriously impressive thing to do.
I think what Chris was trying to say is if there's a need for a machine like this (and apparently there is, since the article mentions it's still being used for babies in similar circumstances), why didn't they have one already? Why did it get left to a doctor to cobble one together in his garage?
I don't even want to think about the possible legal liabilities, he probably had to break a dozen different kinds of laws to do this. Such is the price we pay for living in a regulated society. On the plus side, you can't court martial a hero, which this guy most definitely is.
exactly what I was saying actually.
thats bloody brilliant, genius. But again, shame on the NHS for not having one that small anyway.
at first i thought the doctor made one there and then, bashed it together in an emergancy cough MacGyver style using some rubber hose, coffee filter, bean can and a pond pump!
this doc has just become very rich and a modder/god like designer/all people to aspire to be like him
+1 to this, no doubt he'd have been tarred and feathered by the press as a lunatic too.
I'm wondering, now, how long until the moneymen get their teeth into this device and start charging for it :/
Call me a cynic if you want, but you know it's going to happen eventually.
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