December 5 will be the 25th anniversary of the historic 1987 King’s Birthday Vasectomy Festival, which may have been the most biomedically intriguing King’s Birthday Vasectomy Festival of them all:
“No-Scalpel Vasectomy at the King’s Birthday Vasectomy Festival,” by Apichart Nirapathpongporn, Douglas H. Huber and John N. Krieger, The Lancet, no. 335, 1990, pp. 894- 895. The festival took place, appropriately, in Bangkok.
BONUS: This year the King’s birthday falls within Asian Pacific Digestive Week
BONUS (possibly not related): A look back at Thailand’s epidemic of penile amputations