Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dr. Leonid Rogozov

In 1962 Dr. Rogozov was stationed with twelve other Soviet men at a research station in Antartica. He developed peritonitis from a perforated appendix.  The closest Soviet station was 1000 miles away.  With the assistance of a driver and a meteorologist he removed his own appendix after administering a dose of novocaine to his abdominal wall.

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