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In 1961, Leonid Rogozov, 27, was the only surgeon in the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. During the expedition, he felt severe pain in the stomach and had a high fever. Rogozov examined himself and discovered that his appendix was inflamed and could burst at any time. With a local anesthesia, he operated himself to remove the appendix. An engineer and a meteorologist assisted surgery.

An unidentified Canadian soldier, who is armed with a Thompson machine gun, escorting a German prisoner who was captured during Operation JUBILEE, the Dieppe raid. England, 19 August 1942 by BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives, via Flickr

"If we held one minutes silence for every victim of the holocaust... We would be silent for eleven and a half years"

Everyone learns in different ways. Just because someone doesn't learn the same way does not mean they are mentally ill.