خود اپنی سرجری کرنے والا ڈاکٹر
یہ بات ہے 1959 کی جب لیونڈ روگزو نے گریجویشن کیا اور فوراً ہی سرجری علاج کے شعبے کو منتخب کر لیا ۔ان کا تعلق روس سے تھا ۔
To know about this unbelievable incident, read below :-
During this expedition there happened an event that made a 27-year old surgeon world-famous.
In the 4th month of the wintering, in April, 29th, 1961, Leonid showed disturbing symptoms: weakness, nausea, fever and pain in a
right iliac region. The following day his temperature got even higher. Being the only doctor in the expedition consisting of 13 people, Leonid diagnosed himself: acute appendicitis. There were no planes at any of the nearest stations, besides, adverse weather conditions would not allow to fly to Novolazarevskaya anyway. In order to save the sick
member of a polar expedition there was needed an urgent operation on site. And the only way out was to operate on himself.
helped by a mechanical engineer and a meteorologist who were giving him the medical instruments and holding a small mirror at his belly. Lying half bent on the left side, the doctor made a local anesthesia with novocaine
solution and made a 12cm incision in the right iliac region with a scalpel. Either watching in the mirror or by touch he removed an inflamed appendix and injected antibiotic in the abdominal cavity. In 30 or 40 minutes from the beginning of the operation there
developed a faint and giddiness and the surgeon had to
make pauses for some rest. Nevertheless, by midnight the operation lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes was over. In five days the temperature normalized, in two days more – the stitches were taken out.
In the St. Petersburg Museum of the Arctic and the Antarctic there is an exposure of surgical instruments that Leonid Rogozov applied for this uneasy operation.
book "My blue planet":
"In our country an exploit is life itself.
… We admire the Soviet doctor Boris Pastukhov, who injected himself with plague vaccine before applying it on the sick people: we envy the courage of the Soviet doctor Leonid Rogozov who made an appendix removal operation on himself in the hard conditions of the Antarctic expedition.
Sometimes I reflect upon this in solitude and ask myself if I could do the same and only one answer comes to my mind: "I would do my best…