But this recent story is even weirder and wilder. Last week, two Sicilian doctors engaged in a delivery-room brawl over a patient's need for a cesarean section.
According to Italian media accounts, Salpietro's gynaecologist, Antonio De Vivo, punched his hand through a window after his collar was grabbed by the second doctor. Asked for a comment De Vivo later said: "I merely say that in this matter I am the wronged party and I was attacked."What's next--team sports, delivery room style? Imagine...nurses and physicians squaring off for rounds of Ultimate Bedpan or placenta rugby.
Molonia [the father], 37, a private detective, was quoted as saying he saw De Vivo leave the labour room with blood dripping from his hand. "There is a gap that goes from 7.40 [in the morning], when the row blew up, to nine o'clock, when they operated on my wife. Why did all that time go by?"