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Evacuated Antarctican Scientist - Any News?

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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:41 AM
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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.

scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com... (includes a pic of the mcmurdo
medical facility)

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.
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posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:41 AM
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I am a Registered Nurse and actually have worked with her in an ER in a small town. She is a great doctor and an even more amazing human being.



posted on Aug, 14 2012 @ 03:50 AM
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you worked with her (jerri nielson) ! she must have been some woman to be able to do what she did to save herself!
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