Sunday, April 30, 1961: Self-surgery in the Antarctic

Stationed at a Soviet base in Antarctica, Dr. Leonid Rogozov, 27, has to remove his own appendix before it bursts; he was the only doctor at the base. 
* Summary from theatlantic.com: @ 
* "Self Operation" (by Rogozov, published in Soviet Antarctic Expedition Information): @ 
* "Auto-appendectomy in the Antarctic: case report" (from the British Medical Journal): @

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