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Self Appendectomy

Don't Try This at Home: A Self-Appendectomy in Telluride

Lise Waring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Lise Waring

One of my favorite Telluride medical tales is about George Balderston, a doctor who removed his own appendix in 1949. His reasoning: "I wanted to get a first-hand reaction of a patient to local anesthesia."