“A term referring to a mistake discovered post-operatively, in which one or more surgical sponges is left behind in the body after closing the patient […] and are often grounds for malpractice lawsuits.” Medical Dictionary (Slightly re-worded)

Oh wow, fancy going for an op, and finding out you have a sponge or two still inside you.

Is this where ‘cleansing the soul’ came from?

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