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Subject: Excerpt Of History
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 19:39:33 EST



Thomas Jefferson, third President of the U.S., died in 1826 from diarrhea.
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James Knox Polk, eleventh President of the U.S., died in 1849 from the same
cause
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_During World War I, influenza killed more soldiers than all the weapons
combined_ (http://www.angelfire.com/ok/CoolStuffLinks/<li)
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A famous surgeon from nineteenth century England named Liston set a record by
amputating the leg of a patient in less than two-and-a half minutes.
Unfortunately the spectacle was too much for another doctor who was
observing; he died from a stroke.
The patient also died later from gangrene - as did a surgical assistant
whose fingers were mistakenly amputated in the same operation.
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The worse fire in the world was in Moscow, Russia 1570, over 200,000
perished.



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