The medical world is second to none. Just last year, for example, a 34-year-old old man developed an allergy to cold air. There was also a Brazilian fella who surprised his doctors with having three kidneys. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of memorable cases that continue to surprise us to this day. And you can find most of them on the subreddit r/MEDizzy. It's an online community created for medical professionals to discuss everything and anything that crosses their minds (or operating tables) and it has seen quite a few interesting posts during the 3 years of its existence. Here are some of them.

#1

James Harrison The "Man With The Golden Arm"

James Harrison The "Man With The Golden Arm"

After needing 13 liters of blood for a surgery at the age of 13, a man named James Harrison pledged to donate blood once he turned 18. It was discovered that his blood contained a rare antigen which cured Rhesus disease. He has donated blood a record 1,000 times and saved 2,000,000 lives.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank for your life saving donation. One of the best gifts you can give.

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General practitioner, medical researcher, and founder of PrimeHealth Clinical Research, Iris Gorfinkel, M.D., told Bored Panda that it might be just a matter of time before we get many more cool medical cases. "I'm excited about a few things," she said. "Let's start with wearable technology. I think this has tremendous importance in medicine. Say a person checks their own blood pressure and brings those readings to the doctor. Blood pressure is a huge thing. It's a major cardiovascular risk factor that is responsible not only for heart attack, but it can also be responsible for stroke, kidney disease, and vascular damage."

"The problem is when patients come into the office, they're nervous, they're sometimes fatigued, they're sometimes depressed, or anxious. And all of these things can cause the blood pressure to go up and give us artificially high readings. But imagine when a patient comes in with a reliable wearable (and I say reliable because the wrist ones are not ready for primetime) ... Then instead of focusing just on the one reading that I get in my office, I'm faced with a dozen readings, so I can get to a better conclusion about whether or not this person should, in fact, be treated."

#2

This Man Is A Hero

This Man Is A Hero

Maurice Hilleman developed vaccines for measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia and Haemophilus influenzae, among many others. He saved more lives than any other scientist during the 20th century.

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River Webb
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and yet people refuse to take them because of mindless conspiracy theories

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#3

Before And After Surgery For Blount's Disease

Before And After Surgery For Blount's Disease

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Seaside Charlie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really happy for her to be able to stand and walk. Modern surgery techniques are awesome.

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Another thing Gorfinkel is psyched about is messenger RNA technology. "Most people think about mRNA only in terms of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines. True, they've saved millions of lives at this point. But I think we can look forward to years in advance where they'll continue to save millions of lives, and not just from COVID but from other diseases as well," the doctor said.

"Here's a little-known factoid: messenger RNA research began 30 years ago ... Pfizer was focusing their research on influenza, prior to COVID, and when the pandemic began, they basically pivoted to all the efforts on COVID instead. However, they are returning to that research on influenza ... and with the messenger RNA technology, we could maybe even come up with a universal influenza vaccine that's long been a goal of medical science."

#4

The Medical Staff Of An Organ-Donation Operation Bow To Pay Tribute To 17-Year-Old Female Organ Donor Who Has Saved Multiple Human Lives

The Medical Staff Of An Organ-Donation Operation Bow To Pay Tribute To 17-Year-Old Female Organ Donor Who Has Saved Multiple Human Lives

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would be bitter-sweet. Whilst one person had lost their life, others have been saved.

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#5

Incredible Well Performed Face Transplant

Incredible Well Performed Face Transplant

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There's another technology that might be coming to a doctor near you which can really accelerate the use of various handheld devices. "Imagine ultrasound technology in a GP's office," Gorfinkel said. "Right now, when GPs want to know what's happening in a person's body, they have to send them to a separate radiology lab where they have to make an appointment, and sometimes wait weeks to get that appointment, and then come back for their answers. But imagine in very Star Trek fashion that a doctor could pull out an ultrasound probe. It should allow us to take a look at our phone and diagnose things like ectopic pregnancy, diagnose why a person has a heart murmur, diagnose acute appendicitis, pneumonia... And if you think I'm talking Star Trek, actually, I'm not. This technology exists. And medical students in modern schools are being taught how to use it."

The doctor said that even though it might sound paradoxical, she's most excited about changing the mundane. The steps that might seem simple can often snowball into big differences.

#6

This Can Save Many Lives. 12 Signs Of Breast Cancer

This Can Save Many Lives. 12 Signs Of Breast Cancer

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Upvote, many women (Mazer says: and men) should print this and check every month, about 2-3 days after menstruation has finished (without menstruation, just once a month around same date). Thanks potatogamers2 for more info.

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#7

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate. Two Weeks Post Surgery

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate. Two Weeks Post Surgery

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#8

Me And My Grandpa In Medical School 70 Years Apart (Equally Sleep Deprived)

Me And My Grandpa In Medical School 70 Years Apart (Equally Sleep Deprived)

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The moderators of the subreddit were also kind enough to have a little chat with us about the content they curate. "The r/MEDizzy community connects premeds, medical students, nurses, doctors, paramedics, people who want to pursue medical careers in the future, as well as regular medical passionates who are interested in medicine," they told Bored Panda.

Together, they share all kinds of information but according to those in charge of the subreddit, the most popular topics on r/MEDizzy could be categorized into two groups: medical cases, published by those who have a medical background, and posts in which non-medical subscribers share cases of themselves or their family members.

#9

I Was The First And Youngest Baby In Victoria Australia To Recieve A Liver Transplant. I'm 24 Years Post Transplant Now!

I Was The First And Youngest Baby In Victoria Australia To Recieve A Liver Transplant. I'm 24 Years Post Transplant Now!

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#10

This Photograph Shows The Dramatic Differences In Two Boys Who Were Exposed To The Same Smallpox Source – One Was Vaccinated, One Was Not.

This Photograph Shows The Dramatic Differences In Two Boys Who Were Exposed To The Same Smallpox Source – One Was Vaccinated, One Was Not.

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#11

2 Surgeons After Successfully Removing A Set Of Brain Tumors During A 32 Hour Surgery

2 Surgeons After Successfully Removing A Set Of Brain Tumors During A 32 Hour Surgery

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't blame them. Although I thought surgeons changed hands a few times in long surgeries. Not saying they still wouldn't be exhausted if that was the case. The concentration and precision would take up a lot of mental energy, let alone the physical energy used from standing and fiddly work etc.

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"As moderators, we do our best to keep the overall quality of posts as high as possible. Thankfully, our community is very active in reporting content that violates our (or general Reddit) rules. One of the most popular violations is self-harm posts or gore posts with no case description. Of course, there are many inappropriate comments we have to remove from the comment section as well, but I think it is common in every Reddit community," they explained.

It's worth mentioning that MEDizzy is a project that expands well beyond Reddit. For example, there's a MEDizzy mobile app (that works both on Android and Apple devices) where medical students and healthcare professionals share useful medical resources and the MEDizzy Journal where they provide up-to-date articles from the medicine world.

#12

Second Degree Skin Burn Before And After "Spray-On Skin" Treatment

Second Degree Skin Burn Before And After "Spray-On Skin" Treatment

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Caro Caro
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Got this off Reddit: Doctors carried out a "revolutionary" new treatment where they made a solution from Zed's own skin cells and sprayed it over his burns. And just four months after the life-changing treatment Zed's burns have completely disappeared - leaving him scar free. Spray-on skin is a patented skin culturing treatment for burns victims, developed by scientist Marie Stoner and plastic surgeon Dr Fiona Wood of Perth, Western Australia. Wood's treatment is under ongoing development. Where previous techniques of skin culturing required 21 days to produce enough cells to cover major burns, Wood has reduced the period to five days. Through research, she found that scarring is greatly reduced if replacement skin could be provided within 10 days. Dr Wood's reported goal is "scarless woundless healing".

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#13

Before & After Facial Transplantation

Before & After Facial Transplantation

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Amy Pattie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is a very successful transplant!

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#14

While An Adult May Be Able To Use One Prosthetic For A Decade, A Child Will Likely Require Several Prosthetics In That Same Time Period

While An Adult May Be Able To Use One Prosthetic For A Decade, A Child Will Likely Require Several Prosthetics In That Same Time Period

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Rissie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His sweet smile has to be the best part of this picture :)

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#15

“I Work In A Hospital. This Is The Aftermath Of A Trauma. He Lived”⁣⁣⁣⁣

“I Work In A Hospital. This Is The Aftermath Of A Trauma. He Lived”⁣⁣⁣⁣

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River Webb
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

thank goodness he survived. the surgeons who saved his life are heroes

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#17

This Is In 1987, Zbigniew Religa After A 23 Hour Heart Transplant, Watching His Patient’s Vital Signs. In The Lower Right Corner, You Can See One Of His Colleagues Who Helped Him With The Surgery Fallen Asleep

This Is In 1987, Zbigniew Religa After A 23 Hour Heart Transplant, Watching His Patient’s Vital Signs. In The Lower Right Corner, You Can See One Of His Colleagues Who Helped Him With The Surgery Fallen Asleep

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Kate Tora
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The first successful Polish heart transplant, too.

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#18

Mri Scans Of A Boy Born With Only 2% Of His Brain And 2 Years Later. His Brain Regrew To 80% Of Its Intended Size And He Only Suffers From Comparably Small Cognitive Deficits Today

Mri Scans Of A Boy Born With Only 2% Of His Brain And 2 Years Later. His Brain Regrew To 80% Of Its Intended Size And He Only Suffers From Comparably Small Cognitive Deficits Today

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Rissie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's awesome and shows how resilient live is. This tissue was there, but compacted by the fluids, while babies who lack the development of the brain to begin with, just can't because of earlier issues. Crazy.

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#19

According To My Doctor I Was The First Person In The World To Receive A 3D Printed Bone In 2014. Without It, I Would Have Lost My Knee

According To My Doctor I Was The First Person In The World To Receive A 3D Printed Bone In 2014. Without It, I Would Have Lost My Knee

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#20

I Had A Brain Tumor Removed, And Now I’m A Bit Absent Minded

I Had A Brain Tumor Removed, And Now I’m A Bit Absent Minded

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#21

When The Husband Supports His Wife During Childbirth!

When The Husband Supports His Wife During Childbirth!

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love her smile.... I was supporting my wife twice and it was a great experience

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#22

This Is Jc Sheitan Tenet, From Lyon, France. He Is A Tattoo Artist Amputee Who Uses A Prosthetic Tattoo Gun At Work!

This Is Jc Sheitan Tenet, From Lyon, France. He Is A Tattoo Artist Amputee Who Uses A Prosthetic Tattoo Gun At Work!

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River Webb
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

glad that he didn't let his disability deter him from getting his dream job!

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#23

Heterochromia Is A Difference In Coloration, Usually Of The Iris But Also Of Hair Or Skin.

Heterochromia Is A Difference In Coloration, Usually Of The Iris But Also Of Hair Or Skin.

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#24

Testing Davinci Surgical Robot On Operation Game

Testing Davinci Surgical Robot On Operation Game

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#25

Heart Transplant! Bad Heart Going Out And A New Heart Going In!

Heart Transplant! Bad Heart Going Out And A New Heart Going In!

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#26

This Is What The Nerves Related To The Teeth Look Like

This Is What The Nerves Related To The Teeth Look Like

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Al Cook
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This really shows why, when you have a toothache, your whole head can develop pains.

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#27

Doctors Find 27 Contact Lenses Stuck In 67-Year-Old Woman’s Eye

Doctors Find 27 Contact Lenses Stuck In 67-Year-Old Woman’s Eye

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#28

The Difference Jaw Surgery And Rhinoplasty Made On This Woman

The Difference Jaw Surgery And Rhinoplasty Made On This Woman

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Rissie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It does change someone totally, not sure what to think of it. She's pretty before and after.

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#29

This Is What An Eye Looks Like After Keratoprosthesis: A Surgical Procedure Where A Diseased Cornea Is Replaced With An Artificial Cornea

This Is What An Eye Looks Like After Keratoprosthesis: A Surgical Procedure Where A Diseased Cornea Is Replaced With An Artificial Cornea

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#30

Vintage Nurses Give Jaundiced Babies Some Sunshine Treatment

Vintage Nurses Give Jaundiced Babies Some Sunshine Treatment

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Andy Acceber
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm envious of days when there were enough nurses for every patient.

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#31

This Condition Is Called Mirror Hand Syndrome, Less Than 100 Cases Have Ever Been Diagnosed And The Cause Is Still Unknown

This Condition Is Called Mirror Hand Syndrome, Less Than 100 Cases Have Ever Been Diagnosed And The Cause Is Still Unknown

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Skara Brae
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want this guy on my squid game tug-of-war team.

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#32

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

Fully Inflated Horse Lungs

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#33

Ladybug Found In The Transverse Colon During Screening Colonoscopy

Ladybug Found In The Transverse Colon During Screening Colonoscopy

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#34

Case Study Of Tetanus In An Unvaccinated Child

Case Study Of Tetanus In An Unvaccinated Child

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Kerri Peek
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've heard it's a painful death. Get your vaccinations.

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#35

And That’s Why You Wear A Hard Hat

And That’s Why You Wear A Hard Hat

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John Topper
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah he has toupee. It's just holding his hair on.

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#36

Extracted Tooth With Intact Nerve Root - Super Rare

Extracted Tooth With Intact Nerve Root - Super Rare

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#37

Man Coughs Up Huge Blood Clot Shaped Like A Lung - Full Case

Man Coughs Up Huge Blood Clot Shaped Like A Lung - Full Case

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Melissa Boatman Linebaugh
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If the clot didn't kill me, the heart attack after seeing that would.

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#38

This White "Soap" Is The First 3D Printed Bionic Pancreas

This White "Soap" Is The First 3D Printed Bionic Pancreas

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#39

Case Of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

Case Of Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

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Jihana
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is one truly horrific disease.

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#40

Breast Implant Saves A Life!a Recent Study Published In Sage Medical Journal Describes The Case Of A 30-Year-Old Woman Whose Silicone Breast Implant Deflected A Bullet, Saving Her Life In The Process - Medical Case

Breast Implant Saves A Life!a Recent Study Published In Sage Medical Journal Describes The Case Of A 30-Year-Old Woman Whose Silicone Breast Implant Deflected A Bullet, Saving Her Life In The Process - Medical Case

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Otter
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Saline implants may be less likely to cause auto-immune diseases, but they won't stop bullets!

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#41

‌a Scanning Electron Micrograph Of A Natural Killer Cell Facing Off Against A Larger Cancer Cell

‌a Scanning Electron Micrograph Of A Natural Killer Cell Facing Off Against A Larger Cancer Cell

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#42

Cerebro-Spinal Nervous System

Cerebro-Spinal Nervous System

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or how i feel when someone talks to me in the morning before my coffee

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#43

A Peanut Lodged Inside A Child's Trachea

A Peanut Lodged Inside A Child's Trachea

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#44

Dealing With A Lung Infection And Coughed Up A Bronchial Cast - A Mucosal Plug That Retained The Shape Of The Bronchioles It Came Out Of

Dealing With A Lung Infection And Coughed Up A Bronchial Cast - A Mucosal Plug That Retained The Shape Of The Bronchioles It Came Out Of

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Rissie
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ohan, that can be such a relieve. I've seen bigger ones ;) Also, gross alert, very pretty shaped blood clots from my nose :)

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#45

You See All Kinds Of Shit In The Emergency Room, Don't You

You See All Kinds Of Shit In The Emergency Room, Don't You

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Usually when a constrictor has actuality bitten and coiled around something, they won't/ can't let go. Snakes teeth face backwards which makes it harder for them to release. And they will keep constricting until there is no longer a pulse. So this woman needs help removing the snake or risk losing her arm from lack of circulation.

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#46

Syphilis Of The Skull. Venereal Diseases

Syphilis Of The Skull. Venereal Diseases

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Leo Domitrix
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Safe sex, people. This disease is still around, still infecting people, in the "First World".

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#47

Three Kidneys Discovered In A Man! - Medical Case

Three Kidneys Discovered In A Man! - Medical Case

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Andy Acceber
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds like someone is meant to be a kidney donor. I hope he considers it!

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#48

My (Nearly 60 Y/O) Fathers Arm After Being Thwomped By A Cow This Morning

My (Nearly 60 Y/O) Fathers Arm After Being Thwomped By A Cow This Morning

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#49

What A Person Wearing -108 Diopter Glasses Looks Like

What A Person Wearing -108 Diopter Glasses Looks Like

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#50

Polydactyly Surgery - Full Case

Polydactyly Surgery - Full Case

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