A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her. His only request was that there was no press. wusa9.com/article/syndica…
In 981 a hospital's location was chosen by hanging pieces of meat in several places for a few days and deciding in favor of the one where meat was found to be least infected en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bim…
Anyone who moves to Villas Las Estrellas, a settlement in Antarctica, must first have their appendix preemptively removed because the nearest hospital is over 600 miles away. bbc.com/future/gallery/20…
Today I learned about Dr.Albert Johnston who went to medical school and became a doctor by hiding his black heritage and passing as white for 20 years. He outed himself by stating he was mixed-race on a Navy application during WWII.The hospital he worked at fired him when they found out. news.stanford.edu/pr/2013…
In 1987, a few guys in Brazil were out collecting scrap metal from an abandoned hospital. They inadvertently collected highly radioactive Caesium-137. About a month later, 4 people had died of radiation poisoning and the incident resulted in one of the worst radiological accidents in history. history.com/this-day-in-h…
President Theodore Roosevelt was such a loud snorer that during his hospital stays he had a whole floor to himself so the other patients could sleep restonic.com/blog/preside…
John Hinckley Jr. the man who tried to assassinate Ronald Regan was basically released from the mental hospital last year having been classified as in complete remission. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
An Indian man lost his mother as his village had no ambulance.So he vowed that no one should die because of lack of transportation to any medical facility. Thereafter he converted his own bike into an ambulance to transfer poor villagers to nearby hospitals for free. myindiamyglory.com/2017/0…
A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Villas Las Estrellas, a settlement of around 100 people in Antarctica, requires everyone (adults and children) who live there long term to have a preemptive appendectomy. While there are a few doctors there, none of them are specialized. The closest major hospital is over 600 miles away. bbc.com/future/gallery/20…
Chris Pratt stole his costume after filming Guardians of the Galaxy so he could visit sick kids in the hospital who want to meet Star-Lord syfy.com/syfywire/guardia…
A 60 years old Japanese Truck Driver found out he was accidentally switched at birth in 1953 at San Ikukai Hospital in Tokyo. His biological parents are rich family & the infant who took his place grew up to be the Head of a Real Estate company. Meanwhile he was raised by a poor single mother. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
There are trained hospital clowns you can hire since the 1970s, after several studies on the benefits of clown care in lifting patient's moods, boosting the immune system, reducing anxiety, and the healing power of laughter reducing endorphins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clo…
Hospital staff were stunned when Bill Gates made an unexpected visit in 2010 to the death bed of Dr. Ed Roberts, his first employer and developer of the first commercially successful personal computer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_…
Mammoth Cave tours continued alongside an experimental sanitarium for tuberculosis patients. Unsuspecting visitors would occasionally encounter ghastly patients in hospital gowns shuffling along passageways or hear hollow coughing echoing in the distance. nps.gov/articles/tubercul…
After (assassinated) president William McKinley was shot and sent to a nearby hospital, the doctor that performed his emergency surgery was Dr. Matthew Mann. He was a gynecologist with next to no surgery experience, but he was chosen because he was the only available doctor nearby. pbs.org/newshour/health/w…
Earlier this year, Eminem's Marshall Mathers Foundation donated over 400 meals of "Mom's Spaghetti" to Detroit area frontline hospital workers. detroitnews.com/story/ent…
In 1991, Huguette Clark (American painter, heiress, and philanthropist) was admitted to Doctors Hospital in Manhattan to treat various basal cell cancer lesions on her face. Though she successfully recovered, Clark remained as a hospital resident for the following 20 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
A county in Oregon advertised that it was hiring Klingon translators for its mental health program, in case patients came into a psychiatric hospital speaking nothing but Klingon. They later clarified that this wasn't a situation they had faced, and only a precaution for a hypothetical case en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kli…
Roy Rogers' horse, Trigger, was able to sit in a chair, sign his name with a pencil, and would walk up multiple flights of stairs to visit children in the hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
There is a hospital in Devon, England, that gets frequent visits from a miniature pony. It often attends the care of the elderly wards bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-engl…
Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat in a concert of 5,000 in Des Moines, on Jan. 20, 1982. He was rushed to the hospital afterwards for rabies shots desmoinesregister.com/sto…
Today I learned of Ghulam Dastagir, a Stationmaster who refused to leave his post during the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, & prevented any trains from stopping at the station, saving thousands of lives even as his colleagues were dead and he himself spent 2 decades in and out of hospital due to long exposure to the Gas news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south…
In 2002 a midwestern college student attempted to create a "smile" across America with pipe bombs in mailboxes. He was committed to an FBI psych hospital where he remains to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luk…
Today I learned about Winter Lab. A 5x5m room with an ice floor that is mounted on a 6 axis motion simulator capable of simulating icy walking conditions. It is used to independently test winter boots, work boots, and ice cleats by the Toronto University Hospital Network Rehabilitation Institute. ratemytreads.com/about/
, In Jan 2015 Masha a tabby cat from Obninsk, Kaluba Russia, rescued an abandoned baby from freezing to death by staying beside & give him warmth while continue meowing to alert human in the vicinity. It didn't took long someone hear & noticed and baby boy was saved & brought to a hospital. honesttopaws.com/masha-th…
29-yr-old Marine veteran Taylor Winston stole a truck to drive victims of the Las Vegas shooting to the hospital. He and his girlfriend made 2 trips having to pick only the most critically injured 10 - 15 people each time after helping boost others over a fence away from the shooter. businessinsider.com/how-a…
Soap operas are incredibly long TV shows. General Hospital has been running since 1963, and currently has more than 14500 episodes. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, passed away at St. Mary's Medical Center, a Catholic hospital, because it was the closest available latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Valium rectal gel is the only FDA-approved, pre-hospital treatment for many seizures emsworld.com/article/1031…
Tallulah Bankhead nearly died following emergency hysterectomy due to venereal disease. When she left the hospital she said to her doctor "Don't think this has taught me a lesson!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
There was a pedophile named Ronald McDonald who volunteered as Santa at children's hospitals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron…
The Voice of Winnie the Pooh Calls Sick Children in Hospital and Talks to Them in Character lifestyle.howstuffworks.c…
Today I learned of patient AB - "the first and only instance in which hallucinatory voices sought to reassure the patient, offered her a specific diagnosis, directed her to the hospital, expressed pleasure that she was well again, bid her farewell, and thereafter disappeared." researchgate.net/publicat…
The original prints of The Passion of Joan of Arc, one of the most famous silent films of all time, were destroyed in a fire in 1927, and for decades it was thought they had been lost for ever, until they were rediscovered in 1981... lying in a janitor's closet in a Norwegian mental hospital. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
An Italian Hospital saved patients from nazis by inventing a fake disease in WWII time.com/5548047/how-an-i…
A Canadian man getting a rectal exam by his doctor at a hospital was observed by people he assumed were medical practitioners/med students. He sued the hospital and observers after learning the observers were two actors who play doctors on TV doing research for the TV series "Saving Hope." bramptonguardian.com/news…
Today I learned of John Nixon, an 88-year-old former commando who attacked five robbers who were mugging a woman. He was stabbed in the hands and head after trying to disarm one of them. They fled afterwards, leaving empty handed. Nixon survived the encounter and recovered in hospital. standard.co.uk/news/crime…
Around 15% of patients admitted to hospitals are given Docusate/Colace to prevent constipation, despite 6 studies done over 40 years showing it's no more effective than placebo. journalofhospitalmedicine…
One in every 5,000 babies is born without a butthole. This condition is called β€œimperforate anus” and the baby has to have one created manually in the hospital. The cause of this is not fully understood but it is believed to be caused by abnormal development of the rectum. rarediseases.org/rare-dis…
Up until 1991 there was a dedicated position in the British Armed Forces called 'The Keeper of the Apes'. Their job was solely to care for the monkeys of Gibraltar. The military even had a budget for ape-related expenses. Any sick or injured monkey was cared for in British hospitals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Today I learned of Michael Patterson, a man who jumped into a creek to save a drowning four-year-old girl. He ended up severing his spinal cord during the rescue and paralyzing both of his legs and one of his arms. He also suffered other injuries. He later died in hospital. today.com/news/good-samar…
In 1971, after LANSA flight 508 was struck by lightening above Peru, 17 year old Juliane Koepcke fell from the sky for two miles but survived. Despite extensive wounds, she walked for 11 days in the rainforest before finding a group of fishermen who helped transport her to a hospital. cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe…
When Vincent Van Gogh cut his left ear with a razor, he was taken to hospital and treated by Dr Felix Rey. Van Gogh painted a portrait of Rey and gave it to him, who used it to repair a chicken coop, then gave it away. In 2016, it was valued at over $50 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
In 2015 a new antibody test was announced by a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston that can reveal every virus your body has ever mounted a response against. The researcher estimated it would cost $25 per test. nbcnews.com/health/health…
The small town of Orofino, Idaho, where the states mental hospital is located, has a high school with the β€œManiacs” as its mascot. spokesman.com/blogs/boise…
When band leader Miles Davis checked into a hospital for routine tests, doctors suggested he have a tracheal tube implanted to relieve his breathing after repeated bouts of pneumonia. The suggestion provoked an outburst from Davis that led to an intracerebral hemorrhage which killed him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
Today I learned about a report on the case of a 17 year old man who was admitted to a hospital due to severe iron-deficiency anemia. He also suffered from pagophagia, a psychological disorder characterized by the compulsive consumption of ice. Pagophagia is known to improve some symptoms of iron deficiency. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
Ferromagnetic detection scanners to detect magnets are being put into use around hospitals after numerous children had ingested magnetic or metallic material and received MRI scans; the material violently reacted with the MRI by moving around the patients’ insides, causing serious harm. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about Rags, a stray mutt found by a U.S. soldier in WWI, Rags became the mascot of the 1st Infantry Division after he saved hundreds of lives by running messages under fire. When Rags was injured he was sent to a field hospital with an order from HQ "The dog gets attention same as soldiers" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rag…

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