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Ten Most Amazing Medical Records

August 6, 2014, in Interesting
Amazing stories happen not only in the medical series. Here are a dozen of the most fantastic documented medical records.
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Highest temperature was recorded in 1980 with Willie Jones of Atlanta (USA). Cause of hospitalization was heat stroke. The body temperature was 46,5°C. Will Jones was discharged from the hospital after 24 days.
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Lowest body temperature in the world -14,2°C was recorded February 23, 1994 at the 2-year-old Canadian girl Carly Kozolofski who spent six hours on a cold at a temperature -22°C. The child was saved.
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Oldest person subjected to surgery was James Henry Brett Jr of Houston (USA). He was 111 years and 105 days old when he underwent a successful operation on his hip.
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Largest number of tablets took K. Kilner from Zimbabwe. In the 21 years of treatment from 9 June 1967 to 19 June 1988, he took 565 939 pills.
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Most injections took Samuel Davidson from the UK - 78 900 insulin injections.
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Record amount of blood needed during surgery : 50-year-old Warren Dzhirichu from Chicago. In December 1970, during heart surgery, he received 2400 donor units (1080 liters) of blood.
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From 1954 to 1994 Charles Jensen of the United States was 970 operations to remove tumors.
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In the ten years from 1979 to 1989, eight out of ten large joints of Norma Uikvayr (USA), who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, has been replaced by artificial ones.
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Longest cardiac arrest experienced the fisherman Ian Revsdal from Norway after he fell overboard near Bergen. Due to hypothermia his heart stopped beating for four hours.
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As a result of the disaster at the 'Formula 1' race, David Purley in July 1977 received 29 fractures and 3 dislocation, and his heart stopped six times in the hospital. Recovered, he continued to race. David Purley died July 2, 1985, when his plane crashed in the sea off Bognor Regis.
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