Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the…
Jeanne Calment passed away @122 years and 164 days old! She learned to fence @85 and rode a bike at 100. She met Vincent Van gogh! she lived alone until 110 and was able to walk upright until almost 115! An amazing and well documented life-Wikipedia her!
Physician Eugene Lazowski discovered injecting healthy patients with dead bacteria could cause them to test positive for epidemic typhus without experiencing any symptoms. He & a friend worked secretly to inject thousands of Poles, deliberately creating the appearance of an epidemic. Fearful of contagious illness, Nazis quarantined the villages rather than sending them to concentration camps.
From wikipedia: ""Pregnancy with 11 fetuses (after Pare)." Giovanni Pico della Mirandola reported the case of an Italian woman, Dorothea, who allegedly gave birth to undecaplets after having given birth to nonuplets. This illustration is a copy of an original by Ambroise Pare from the 1900 edition of Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine"