posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:41 AM
here is another rescue: www.abc.net.au...
Medical evacuations from Antarctica are relatively infrequent, with the last such rescue taking place in October 2011, when a US scientist was
airlifted from McMurdo after suffering a stroke at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
(includes a pic of the mcmurdo
In 1961, a young 27-year-old Russian doctor, Leonid Rogozov, was forced to operate on himself while trapped in the Antarctic winter, unable to
evacuate. He successfully removed his own infected appendix, assisted by fellow crew members. His appendix had ripened and become as rotten and vile
as a piece of fallen fruit. There was no other choice but to operate or die of abdominal perforation leading to peritonitis.
edit on 14-8-2012
by research100 because: another story and source
edit on 14-8-2012 by research100 because: (no reason given)