* Photos by Yueh-Hua on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license
Patrons sit at operating tables in gold-plated wheelchairs, eat from stainless steel kidney basins and have their drinks hung from IV poles. Operating room lights enhance the ambience.
* Photo by projectnada on Flickr, used under Creative Commons license
* Photo from Max magazine
Apparently the food is fantastic. But what I find most appealing is that medically graphic table conversation would actually be appropriate here:
So I had this patient today with a massive abscess, and I incised it and it must have taken me ten minutes to drain all the purulent discharge from it, it just kept coming. (Short pause as she takes another bite, her fork ringing against the steel bowl.) And then this afternoon a guy came in with an upper GI bleed and as I was taking the history he started vomiting blood. It was actually splashing on the floor . . .