CNN medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta…

Sanjay-Gupta-croppedCNN medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta saved a Marine’s life after he was shot in the head during the opening days of the invasion of Iraq. Without proper tools, Gupta performed the brain surgery with a Black and Decker handheld drill. The Marine lived.

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The doctor that proposed medical professionals should wash their hands…

Ignaz-SemmelweisThe doctor that proposed medical professionals should wash their hands before handling patients was so mocked by his peers that he suffered from a nervous breakdown. He was committed to a mental institution, dying from a septic wound that was not treated properly.

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