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Monday, October 04, 2010

SUBMARINE APPENDECTOMY

Let me set the scene for you: it’s World War II, and you are the Medical Corpsman on a Navy submarine. A crewman comes to you with what appear to be signs of acute appendicitis. You don’t have a doctor on board, and you’re in Japanese patrolled waters, so there’s no way to reach a doctor quickly enough to save the crewman. What do you do? Here’s what happened on a sub that was in that very situation:

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