Posts tagged: Medicine

Lou Reed Has a New Liver

Velvet Underground founder and rock legend Lou Reed was saved by a transplant. Read about Lou’s new liver and discover other famous people who’ve had liver transplants.

Gabrielle Giffords: How She Survived a Shot to the Head

The chance of survival for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Saturday’s
shooting increased significantly because of one factor: The single
bullet that struck her traveled in and out of her head.

The Doctor Who Removed His Own Appendix

It happened in Antarctica in 1961. The doctor — and patient — was one Leonid Rogozov.”The operation started at about 22:00 on 30 April with the help of a
driver and meteorologist, who were providing instruments and holding a
mirror to observe areas not directly visible, while Rogozov was in a
semi-reclining position… Rogozov made a 10-12 cm incision and
proceeded to expose the appendix.”