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April 2, 2014

Leonid Rogozov removes his own appendix


Reclining on the operating table, dressed in both surgical mask and patient’s smock, doctor and doctored, he rummaged about in his insides, without gloves, feeling for the inflamed organ, growing weaker and weaker.
“Finally, here it is, the cursed appendage!” he later wrote in his journal. With horror I notice the dark stain at its base. That means just a day longer and it would have burst … At the worst moment of removing the appendix I flagged: my heart seized up and noticeably slowed; my hands felt like rubber. Well, I thought it’s going to end badly. - - Letter from the Editors

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 2, 2014 10:12 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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That defines hard core in my book.

Posted by: Milo Mindbender at April 3, 2014 9:34 AM

This is the future of Obamacare. I would rather do this than be insured by the government.

Posted by: drdave at April 4, 2014 7:43 AM

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