The most famous cases samooperirovaniya
Surgery itself - is an act of surgery in your own body, which is usually carried out in extreme conditions. In this list of the ten most unusual surgeons, both professional and "doctors reluctant"
35-year-old fisherman, going to check on lobster traps, caught in a storm. A wave threw him into the open sea, and during the fall of limbs tangled in the ropes. Douglas found himself hanging on the ropes behind, besides hand knocked out of joint. To get back on board, it had to be cut. Doctors on the ground suggested that the loss of blood from Douglas died only because of the cold weather.
Jerry Lin Nielsen was the only doctor at the American Antarctic station "Amundsen-Scott" in 1999. There, for a few months, cut off from civilization, the doctor and discovered her breast cancer symptoms. Independently biopsy confirmed the diagnosis. And before there was an opportunity to get out of the snow retreats, the doctor took the biochemistry course. On their own, of course.
The Bohemian artist could not find a doctor who would agree to give her a craniotomy. Doctors do not agree that the only way she would be able to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Official medicine mystical views Amanda does not share, so this risky surgery she decided to do it yourself. To do this, she needed a drill operated by a foot pedal, and sunglasses. So that the blood does not leak into the eyes.
This American made, what in Russia a few decades after the famous "trooper-girl" Durov. During the War of Independence of the United States she changed man and bravely fought in the Continental Army. He was wounded in the battle and fear of exposure, self-carved deeply entrenched musket bullet.
The surgeon O'Neill put half my life on it to prove that does not need general anesthesia for many minor operations. These it refers, e.g., appendicitis and inguinal hernia. Himself he operated on that, and on the other, and with inguinal hernia already versed in old age - seventy years. However, it is worth noting that in each operation, helped him a staff of assistants.
This is the man we know from the book of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp Dutch, who lived in the XVII century and was mayor of Amsterdam. Blacksmith John Leteysky removed his own stone from the bladder. Without medical care, however, not done: to sew up the incision blacksmith had invited physicians.
In 2007, a farmer from the state of Carolina worked for harvesting corn. And so badly he turned during the repair, his fingers stuck in the mechanism of the harvesting machine. Nearby on the field there was no one, but no one did not have to come, had only to die of thirst. And the choice that made Parker was as terrible as it is obvious. He carefully cut each finger, and then in one motion they broke.
Our compatriot, who has dedicated his song Vysotsky. A young doctor in the Antarctic expedition himself cut out appendicitis. Then he remembered that the most difficult thing was not to lose consciousness from the weakness caused by the loss of blood. Rogozov died recently due to the effects of cancer. In St. Petersburg Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic, and now you can see the tools with which he himself operated.
This is the person filmed, both artistic and documentary (the most famous of them - the recent drama "127 Hours"). American mountaineer was forced to amputate his own arm after it got caught a huge boulder brush. After that, he was still able to get out of the desert, far from civilization areas. It is interesting that Ralston and still did not give up climbing. Now he conquers the mountain with a prosthesis.
This Mexican is today considered the only woman who was able to successfully carry out itself cesarean section. The choice she did not. When did the problem birth, she was alone, and there was no phone at hand. The operation needed an hour and a table knife. Although the mother then had to be treated for a long time, the child survived.