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thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.

She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.

She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.

After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.

nanodash:

stunningpicture:

The single most badass photo ever. Dr. Leonid Rogozov performing his own appendectomy

This is even more badass than it looks. This happened in 1961, while Dr. Rogozov was the only doctor on an Antarctic Expedition. When he got ill the nearest Russian station was more than 1000 km away and nearby foreign stations had no aircraft.

Even then it wouldn’t have mattered because he did this in a fucking blizzard, with a local anaesthetic  while he had a driver and a meteorologist hand him crap and hold a mirror. It took him two hours, with breaks because of “general weakness.”

He was back working 2 weeks after he did this. Legend.

the-safety-poobah:

kia-kaha-winchesters:

221cbakerstreet:

lexillest:

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Beautiful.

This is rad

we need a superhero like one of these ladies

maybe another hawkeye??

i didn’t even notice until halfway down the post when i read the “being the teacher with the robot leg” sign that i realized everyone is missing a limb. Biomedical Engineers are really outdoing themselves and it’s both fantastic and sometimes even glamorous. 

GUYS ITS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING POST AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY

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