Self-surgery

December 15, 2008 § 1 Comment

Dr. Leonid Rogozov performing an appendectomy on himself.

Dr. Leonid Rogozov performing an appendectomy on himself.

I always thought the scene in the movie Master and Commander, where Dr. Stephen Maturin performs surgery to remove a bullet on himself, was a bit far-fetched. But it turns out that even in the field of self-surgery, reality surpasses fiction.

As List Universe’s Top 10 list of self-surgeries shows, removing a bullet from your own abdomen is merely an outpatient procedure, compared to what have actually been done over the years.

Thanks to T for the tip!

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