Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Bullet to the Head

There was a report earlier this year of a Chinese man that had had bullet lodged in his brain for 23 years, but now the New England Journal of Medicine has a report that trumps that - a Russian man with a bullet lodge in his brain for 82 years! Take a look:
According to the doctors,
"The patient revealed that at the age of 3 he had been accidentally shot with a pistol by his older brother. The bullet had struck him just inferior to the nose, and he had lost consciousness for several hours, recovering completely without specific therapy. In his adult life, he had achieved professional success as an engineer, even winning the Soviet State Prize for his accomplishments."
82 years is a record unlikely to be broken. Isn't it strange that he was shot and that no medical evaluation was even made at that time?

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