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The Chirurgeon's Apprentice

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Under the Knife, Episode 10 – Al Capone’s Grave

19 January 2017

In Episode 10 of Under the Knife, I hit the road to visit the grave of the infamous American gangster, Al Capone. Learn about Capone’s torturous descent into madness caused...

The Surgeon who Operated on Himself

16 January 2017

Leonid Ivanovich Rogozov (pictured above and below right) knew he was in trouble when he began experiencing intense pain in lower right quadrant of his abdomen. He had been feeling...

Under The Knife, Episode 9 – The Barber’s Pole

15 December 2016

At last! A brand new episode of Under The Knife! In Episode 9, I discuss the history of the barber’s pole, and how it relates to a bloody practice from our medical past....

Under The Knife – Reboot!

8 December 2016

It’s been 18 months since I’ve filmed an episode of my YouTube series, Under The Knife. But that ends today! Check out the trailer to the series reboot, which may or...