In Leonid Rogozov, 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
imtackyandihateyou: “ During the Civil War union surgeons performed nearly amputations. Surgical manuals, with illustrations, explained the proper way to amputate. Surgeons were taught that an amputation should be performed within the first.
"The Civil War Surgeon at Work in the Field," Winslow Homer's heroic image of medical care in the chaos of the battlefield, 12 July Learn more in the NLM exhibition "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War.