The birth of the Big Bang Theory

This study is, quite plainly, the birth of the Big Bang Theory:

Nitroglycerin to Facilitate Fetal Extraction During Cesearean Delivery,” M. David, H. Halle, W. Lichtenegger, P. Sinha, and T. Zimmerman, Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 91, no. 1, January 1998, pp. 119-24. (Thanks to Richard Leavitt for bringing this to our attention.) The authors are, or were, at Humboldt University in Berlin.

The study includes a most curious Table 2, which is labeled “Number of Surgeons Involved and Duration of Their Careers”:

BONUS (unrelated): By some reckoning, this follows in the footsteps or flight path of the Blonsky Device: