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Coughed up cancer She states that she felt a tickle in her throat, and started hacking, and out came a 2 cm long heart shaped lump. She took the tumor to the doctor and it was the cancer, an aggressive throat and mouth cancer called metastatic adenocarcinoma. The doctors said, “congratulations” you coughed up your cancer. After further examination, CT scans showed the cancerous tumor was gone.
Case of Corporal Bemis, Thrice Severely Wounded in Three Battles." Cpl. Edson D. Bemis, Co. K, 12th Massachussetts, wounded at Battles of Hatcher's Run, the Wilderness and Antietam.Selected by Mike.Text from the reverse of the photo:Private Edson D. Bemis, K, 12th Massachusetts, was wounded at Antietam by a musket ball, which fractured the shaft of his left humerus. The fracture united kindly, with very slight angular displacement and a quarter of an inch shortening. Promoted to be corp...
Italy’s most ghoulish site, this crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.
Using one's own finger to replace their nose. ~ A facial reconstruction technique used during WWI & WWII. Caption reads: "Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY." via Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington DC on flickr.