Medicine: The Flying Doctors

Since the gangrene started in his right leg he had no pain and with the pain the horror had gone and all he felt now was a great tiredness and anger that this was the end of it. —Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro

Injured while on safari in the East African bush, Hemingway's fictional hunter, Harry, died for lack of medical attention. In the same area recently, a real-life American hunter, Rifle Manufacturer Leo W. Roethe, narrowly escaped the same fate: his right leg was badly mauled by an attacking wounded male lion. Members of his party were...

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