I am an aficionado of operating room tales regardless of where they occur along the time-space continuum. I stumbled upon this contemporary blog and there is even a neat illustration of a clamp/scissors combination instrument that is stuck in my mind like one of those songs you hear over and over. That illustration reminds me of the retractor/suction combination I always wanted to invent, but never got around to. It's really cool, especially if you admire surgical hardware. Check it out!