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August 16, 1988 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
The first time Dr. Joseph Kanyi performed the operation, his nurses fled. "I thought they were going for tea," he recalled in his whitewashed office one day recently, 13 years later. "But they never returned." It was not tea, but the unfamiliarity of Kanyi's procedure that drove the nurses away: It was the first time that they had seen abdominal surgery performed using only local anesthesia. "They disapproved of doing the operation while the patient was awake," Kanyi said.
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August 16, 1988 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, Times Staff Writer
The first time Dr. Joseph Kanyi performed the operation, his nurses fled. "I thought they were going for tea," he recalled in his whitewashed office one day recently, 13 years later. "But they never returned." It was not tea, but the unfamiliarity of Kanyi's procedure that drove the nurses away: It was the first time that they had seen abdominal surgery performed using only local anesthesia. "They disapproved of doing the operation while the patient was awake," Kanyi said.
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