According to a story we saw reported on Ananova, who spotted
it from the Daily Telegraph, a surgeon reportedly used a
$60 DIY drill in a brain operation on a fully conscious
patient, who survived...
the operation to remove a tumor from a mans head, the electricity
failed in the Ukraine hospital, leaving the battery powered
drill from Bosch apparently the only option.
whole procedure was recorded in a documentary to be shown
on British television later in the month.
patient only received a local anesthetic for the operation
so was fully conscious because a local anesthetist could
not be found.
58 year-old doctor from England attached medical drill bits
to the Bosch. He told reporters:
not recommending that we should all use Bosch do-it-yourself
drills in England, but it shows how with improvisation
you can achieve a lot."