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Wilder Penfield at work ;)

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I almost forgot about Multimedia Friday! Here's some brain surgery! [edit by Sandra - the procedure in the video is removal of a Hydatid cyst. It's a tapeworm, eww!] Hahaha.... soooo cheezy. Wilder Penfield - the greatest Canadian alive!

I smell burnt toast!

(Sorry, had to be said.)

By Rick Pikul (not verified) on 31 Mar 2008 #permalink

Uh-oh. Larson's agents are very diligent. You will be receiving a very nice request from Gary Larson to remove this cartoon in the near future...