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Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

In a continuing study of negative experiences during awake procedures, a patient informed University of Chicago researchers, “The surgeon told me he was going to get a sharper knife, and started laughing.” As a heads-up to staff members, some hospitals now post warning signs on the O.R. door: PATIENT AWAKE

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