Faking Diabetes Amputation to Scare Healthy People

This month, the Bloomberg mayoralty took a stumble on a massive morality blunder with the release of an absolutely incredible public health campaign aimed at the heart of healthy people; and it was perpetuated in a fake amputation of a man’s leg in order to make some sort of warped point in print advertising about the perils if Type 2 Diabetes:

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Amputation Via Texting

Could you do an amputation following instructions sent via text messaging?  Two surgeons did just that —  one was in the Congo — the other doctor was in London.

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