SURGERY was carried out in public view at Papworth Hospital last week. This is only the second time that this has happened in the UK, and both times at Papworth. A public audience of more than 220 people watched the operation via a satellite link and could later talk to heart surgeon Francis Wells, who carried out a reconstruction of a heart valve. The audience was at Wellcome Collection in Euston Road, London. Sam Nashef, a Papworth Hospital heart surgeon, gave the audience an expert commentary and professional insight into the procedure.