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  • "On the shore, beside the skidway, they kept a horse collar and a set of harnesses and a whipple tree and a chain."

    - 'No Great Mischief', Alistair MacLeod.

    February 19, 2008

  • Also a medical procedure, See wikipedia

    February 20, 2008

  • The Whipple procedure during medical school was either the thing you couldn't believe you got to assist on, or the thing you couldn't believe you had to assist on.

    For a surgery junkie, it's great. It's one of the most intense re-plumbing jobs commonly done. For those of us who just wanted to pass surgery and be done, it was an eight-hour torture session. On your feet, masked, capped, and gowned, holding some stupid retractor or another until the early evening.

    February 20, 2008