Talk:2508: Circumappendiceal Somectomy

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Please please please leave in the [citation needed] after "it is unlikely to get appendicitis without an appendix" :) 01:29, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

Sure - this time Randall is even himself uncertain! ;-) --Kynde (talk) 09:01, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Hey, but we've already got a citation (reference to a science paper in the last sentence of the explanation) -- 11:05, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Removing the body around an appendix? That's easy, I can do that. Someone just point me to where the appendix is and how it looks and I'll cut away everything around it. Also, it sounds like the consciousness would remain in the appendix, which would likely not be very comfortable. Fabian42 (talk) 12:42, 28 August 2021 (UTC)

That reminds me of the apocryphal quote by Michaelangelo, that he got a big block of marble and chipped away everything that didn't look like David. Barmar (talk) 13:03, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
I considered making that same reference (except that I didn't know who said it), but the final argument against it was that I couldn't find the correct term for that art form, so I couldn't say what I was talking about. In German it's "Bildhauerei". All the translation websites only give me "sculpture", but I'm trying to talk about the process, not the product. Fabian42 (talk) 16:44, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
That would be "Sculpting" -- 17:36, 28 August 2021 (UTC)
Or possibly, "subtractive sculpture", which pares away, to differentiate from "additive sculpture", which builds up. -- 22:00, 31 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes: While theoretically, removing body from appendix and removing appendix from body are just two description of same thing, practically there is difference in which part is supposed to remain functional afterwards: removing body from around the appendix may result in the body ending up in multiple pieces. -- Hkmaly (talk) 01:55, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
We should really have a medicine category, for all the medical comics, like this one. 06:30, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
Good idea! --GcGYSF(asterisk)P(vertical line)e (talk) 07:31, 29 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes, could be a good idea, but should is just be called Medicine? Is there some other better name? Healthcare or something? Medicine sound just like the pills you would get from the doctor, but maybe that is just because I'm not native English speaker. Also which comics to include? There could be many, but as for instance with a category for spiders, there is no easy way to search for those that should be included in this new category. Please feel free to add examples here below (oh and how many of the covid comics would be about medicine? Not all I guess so cannot just add that category).)--Kynde (talk) 09:40, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
The Category:Doctor Ponytail category should be a subcategory of this category, and others include 938: T-Cells, 830: Genetic Analysis, 644: Surgery, 738: Incision, 746: Birth, 431: Delivery, 1619: Watson Medical Algorithm, etc. Perhaps it could be called healthcare? These are medical / doctor related comics. 18:28, 30 August 2021 (UTC)

Reminds me this Dilbert comic: Replacing all of your parts isn't difficult if you do them all at once. Shamino (talk) 16:10, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

There's a parallel to head transplants, which are now called body transplants because the idea of transplanting heads apparently grosses people out. 16:13, 31 August 2021 (UTC)