TIL in 1847 Robert Liston amputated a mans leg in under 2.5 minutes operaterating so quickly he amputated the fingers of his assistant as well. Both later died from gangrene and a spectator reportedly dropped dead from fright making it the only known operation with a 300% mortality rate.

TIL in 1847 Robert Liston amputated a mans leg in under 2.5 minutes operaterating so quickly he amputated the fingers of his assistant as well. Both later died from gangrene and a spectator reportedly dropped dead from fright making it the only known operation with a 300% mortality rate.

Ernest Broad: el título de la obra podría ser o no "The fastest knife in West End London" y ser una representación del doctor Robert Liston y su cuchillo especial para cirugía.

Ernest Broad: el título de la obra podría ser o no "The fastest knife in West End London" y ser una representación del doctor Robert Liston y su cuchillo especial para cirugía.

Robert Liston. 1794-1847. Scottish surgeon pioneered amputation prior to anesthetics—amputated leg in record 2.5 minutes! "Fastest knife in the West End". In his fury he sliced off an assistant's fingers, a patient's testicles, etc.

Robert Liston. 1794-1847. Scottish surgeon pioneered amputation prior to anesthetics—amputated leg in record 2.5 minutes! "Fastest knife in the West End". In his fury he sliced off an assistant's fingers, a patient's testicles, etc.

david wilkie artist | Sir Robert Liston, Diplomat - David Wilkie - WikiPaintings.org

david wilkie artist | Sir Robert Liston, Diplomat - David Wilkie - WikiPaintings.org

Robert Liston - On The Table With One of History’s Most Infamous Surgeons - Robert Liston - 300% mortality rate

On The Table With One of History’s Most Infamous Surgeons

Robert Liston - On The Table With One of History’s Most Infamous Surgeons - Robert Liston - 300% mortality rate

GILBERT STUART : Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston)

GILBERT STUART : Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston)

Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston), 1800, by Stuart, Gilbert (painter, American, 1755-1828). National Gallery of Art. 1960.12.1

Henrietta Marchant Liston (Mrs. Robert Liston), 1800, by Stuart, Gilbert (painter, American, 1755-1828). National Gallery of Art. 1960.12.1

Who knows the story of Robert Liston (for laughs) - Pashtun Community | Pashtuns | Pashto |

Who knows the story of Robert Liston (for laughs) - Pashtun Community | Pashtuns | Pashto |

David Wilkie Sir Robert Liston, Diplomat - David Wilkie abstract oil painting, painting Authorized official website

David Wilkie Sir Robert Liston, Diplomat - David Wilkie abstract oil painting, painting Authorized official website

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