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Minnesota Starvation Experiment

{ Article added: 04/17/2012 }
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Categories : Experiments, Medical
The Minnesota Starvation Experiment was a study on the effects of human starvation to be used by aid workers following World War II. The study lasted over one year, with the volunteers undergoing a control period before a six ...Read More »

Anna Bågenholm

{ Article added: 01/24/2010 }
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Anna Bågenholm is a Swedish woman famous for experiencing the lowest known body temperature in a case of hypothermia and surviving. In 1999, Bågenholm was skiing and fell headfirst onto a frozen stream where her upper body was soon ...Read More »

Ansel Bourne

{ Article added: 11/27/2009 }
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Ansel Bourne was a preacher living in Rhode Island in the 19th century who suddenly moved to Pennsylvania and opened a store under the name A.J. Brown. Bourne had been suffering from amnesia at the time and this life ...Read More »

Lazarus syndrome

{ Article added: 11/06/2009 }
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Lazarus syndrome is a medical condition where a patient who has been declared dead by doctors experiences a spontaneous return of circulation. Medical literature has documented at least twenty-five instances of the syndrome since 1982. Examples include a ...Read More »

Capgras delusion

{ Article added: 05/08/2009 }
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Capgras delusion is a form of psychosis and a delusional disorder where the sufferer believes that a person close to him, such as a family member, has been replaced by an impostor. The delusion is not uncommon in patients ...Read More »

Locked-in syndrome

{ Article added: 03/31/2009 }
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Existing when the body's muscles are entirely paralyzed, locked-in syndrome is the term for a person who is conscious, but unable to move or speak. It can result from many causes, but damage to the lower portion of the ...Read More »

Trepanation

{ Article added: 03/30/2009 }
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Trepanation is possibly the world's oldest surgical procedure and involves drilling a hole into the skull. Archaeologists have found cave paintings and other evidence to support the idea that the procedure was performed in prehistoric times. These ancient ...Read More »