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Monday, December 10, 2007

Medical → Frostbite on fingers (Russia)

This man being drunk slept in snow-drift, mercury 40 below (in winter). Fortunately he was not frozen to death, but his fingers were amputated as a result of severe frostbite.

Frostbite occurs when tissues freeze. This condition happens when you are exposed to temperatures below the freezing point of skin. The condition has long been recognized. A 5000-year-old pre-Columbian mummy discovered in the Chilean mountains offers the earliest documented evidence of frostbite. More recently, Napoleon's surgeon general, Baron Dominique Larrey, provided the first description of the mechanisms of frostbite in 1812, during his army's retreat from Moscow. He also noted the harmful effects of the freeze-thaw-freeze cycle endured by soldiers who would warm their frozen hands and feet over the campfire at night only to refreeze those same parts by the next morning. Although frostbite used to be a military problem, it is now a civilian one as well. Most people who get frostbite are males aged 30-49 years. The nose, cheeks, ears, fingers, and toes (your extremities) are most commonly affected. Everyone is susceptible, even people who have been living in cold climates for most of their lives.

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2013-03-25 19:26:51

that's is no NASTY and u see people on
you tube giving them selfs from bites
just for the heck of it like REALLY come
on have common sense what and why would
u do that to your beautiful skin god
make u perfect not to have parts of your
body off because you did something
2013-03-14 01:53:12

this is disgustingly gross
2013-01-20 03:57:27

I feel satiefsid after reading that one.
2012-12-13 23:15:09

I'm never drinking when there's snow again!!! That's
for sure:/
2012-10-30 04:53:07

this guy is so stupid no more drinking for him
2012-10-21 17:49:16

omg wtf is dis
2012-10-15 20:31:18

씨발 ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ
2012-06-03 16:47:04

holy f*ck shit
2012-05-26 10:43:06

Fucking nasty holy shit.... Hehehe
2012-05-26 05:12:04

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