The “Doctor” title was appropriated by physicians, who took it from academia. History has dictated the use of the courtesy title Dr by physicians and general practitioners. However, surgeons do not use the title of Dr and, due to the origins of surgery with the barber surgeons.
James Barry (born 1789-1799 as Margaret Ann Bulkleychose) chose to live as a man so that he could become a surgeon. With his sex only being discovered after his death, Barry was the first qualified female British surgeon known, anticipating the next female physician by over 50 years.
A robot recently performed the world’s first autonomous soft-tissue surgery without any assistance from doctors, and did so while outperforming human doctors by every metric except for speed.
Surgeons who play video games make 37% fewer errors and complete surgery 27% faster. Video game skills are also a strong indicator of some surgical skills.
An identity thief stole the identity of a surgeon and while aboard a Navy destroyer was tasked with performing several life saving surgeries. He proceeded to memorize a medical textbook just before hand and all the patients survived.
Two surgeons used a coat hanger, brandy, and a tube to operate on a collapsed lung during an airplane flight and succeeded.
An Italian brain surgeon had a heart attack in the middle of an operation. He powered through it when he realized his patient would never recover if he stopped.