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Doctor reattaches UK oil worker's finger

Update: April, 19/2012 - 09:16

HCM CITY — A Vietnamese doctor has successfully reattached the finger of a British petroleum engineer following three hours of surgery at FV Hospital in HCM City's District 7.

Leonard Arthur Tankard, 56, was rushed to the hospital after an accident on Vung Tau offshore oil rig. The finger had been kept in an ice box during transportation.

Dr Nguyen Xuan Anh, who used to work at Kaiser Permanente Medical Centre in Sacramento, California, performed the surgery. — VNS

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