Text-Messaging Surgeon Saves Boy's Life In Congo

01/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A British doctor volunteering in DR Congo used text message instructions from a colleague in London to perform a life-saving amputation on a boy.

Vascular surgeon David Nott helped the 16-year-old while working 24-hour shifts with medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Rutshuru.

The boy's left arm had been ripped off and was badly infected and gangrenous.

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