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Doctors’ sloppy handwriting kills more than 7,000 people annually.
An Indian man claims he hasn’t eaten or drunk for 70 years. After many tests, doctors still don’t know how it’s possible.
In 2004, a woman had a heart attack on a plane full of doctors on their way to a cardiology conference.
TV show House M.D. saved a patient in Germany when doctors remembered watching the same symptoms in an episode.
As late as 1985, doctors believed babies didn’t feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.
Doctors have successfully implanted laboratory-grown kidneys, noses and vaginas.
When Stephen Hawking was 21 years old, doctors gave him a life expectancy of two years more.
Doctors grow skin for burn victims using foreskins of circumcised infants.
During WW2, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
Tanzania, Africa, has one of the world’s highest rates of Albinism. Albinos are often hunted by witch doctors to make potions.
6% of doctors in the U.S. are happy with their jobs.
George Washington died after his doctors removed 40% of his blood (80 ounces) over a 12-hour period to cure a throat infection.
90% of doctors believe working while sick could cause harm. But 83% do it anyway, a survey found.
After being shot, U.S. President James Garfield was fed through his rectal cavity by his doctors.
In the 19th century, doctors treated hysteria in women by inducing orgasms. This is how the vibrator was invented.
Stevie Wonder is blind because doctors gave him supplemental oxygen as a baby.
In order to legally give someone a tattoo in South Korea, one must obtain a doctor’s license.
Artist Frida Kahlo pulled up to her first solo exhibition in an ambulance. She went against doctor’s orders and cut her hospital stay short.
Doctors make a correct diagnosis more than twice as often as 23 commonly used symptom-checker apps, a 2016 study found.
The U.S. pharmaceutical industry actively recruits college cheerleaders as prescription drug representatives to increase sales to male doctors.