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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.”

doc1.jpgMore from the British Medical Journal.

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