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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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Kleng
My aunt got frostbite once.
But they fixed it.
0,o
Anyone else had similar experiences?
2009-12-08 09:17:29

bob
the i stuck it up jaun torrezs pu55y
2009-11-01 23:11:44

bob
i got that on my d1ck
2009-11-01 23:10:49

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
Gross
2009-10-04 13:49:19

jaun torrez
i would suck those fingers and put them in my but dont ask why but i like them
2009-08-29 18:58:08

Rakku
Oh Lauren, you made me EL OH EL with joy! Cheers
2009-08-28 22:09:48

Lauren
He still can't hold his liquor! /twirls drumsticks
2009-08-16 11:20:23

Dmitry
Пипец... прям, как после приёма наркоманами коаксила
2009-07-27 01:38:58

jussipe
i had been struck with very mild frostbite. my fingers were swoolen. but i started wearing warm gloves. now i am fine.
2009-07-07 21:35:11

dan
no more getting drunk mate, you can't handle the bottle
2009-05-28 21:52:08

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