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� 1 This is an appeal from an interlocutory order appealable as of right transferring venue from Philadelphia County to Lehigh County. See Pa.R.A.P. 311(c) (changes of venue). We affirm.

� 2 Morris Borger went to the office of John Farrell, M.D., and Harvey Passman, D.O., on September 1, 1995, for treatment of a mole on his back. Dr. Passman removed some, but not all, of the tissue and sent it to Theodore Matulewicz, M.D., for analysis. Dr. Matulewicz was uncertain of the diagnosis and sent the tissue to George Murphy, M.D. Dr. Murphy recommended the complete removal of the affected area. However, his recommendation was not followed by Drs. Farrell and Passman.

� 3 On September 10, 1996, Mr. Borger returned to the medical office of Drs. Farrell and Passman. At that time, Dr. Farrell allegedly removed a sebaceous cyst from the same area of Mr. Borger’s back where the mole had been removed. Dr. Farrell discarded the cyst without pathological examination. On March 12, 1997, Mr. Borger returned to the same medical office to have two more cysts removed. The tissue was sent to Dr. Matulewicz, who diagnosed malignant metastic melanoma. Mr. Borger later received treatment from a melanoma specialist in Philadelphia County, David Berd, M.D.

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