Interior view: in an operating room twenty minutes prior to surgery the patient receives a needle in his forearm; constant manipulation of the needle will serve as anesthesia. Verso: WHO/18289. WPRO. Acupuncture. SM 12.1979. Twenty minutes before Chou Zhong-ping's operatiom for a lung tumour, the acupuncturist inserts a long needle in his forearm. This is the only anaesthehetic he will have.
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