Monday, September 1, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
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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