Thursday, June 21, 2007

Medical Tourism: Not What We had in Mind

Perhaps you've heard, but the son of not one, but two prominent Indian physicians has delivered a woman's baby.

And so, you ask?

And so: the young man in question is but 15 years old and no, his name is not Sumit Howzer. In fact, he's still in school (no, not med school, thank you very much). His father encouraged, and oversaw, the procedure because, well, "he wanted to see his son's name in the Guinness Book of World Records."

Well. Who could argue with that?

Oh, right:

"Amarilis Espinoza, a spokeswoman for the record book, said in an e-mail response to a question from The Associated Press that the organization doesn't monitor or endorse such feats because it would encourage the practice of "bad medicine."


At least mom and baby are reported to be doing fine.
blog comments powered by Disqus