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February 15, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Murtha’s gallbladder procedure rarely deadly

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Taking out a patient’s gallbladder is routine. At least 500,000 such surgeries are done each year in the United States. It takes an hour or two, and the patient can go home that day or the next. But in rare cases, the surgery can be deadly. Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania recently died after […]

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