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No Money and In Pain, Chinese Man Saws Off Own Leg at Home [en]

fredag den 11. oktober 2013

A metal saw, a small fruit knife, and a back-scratcher wrapped with a towel. 47-year-old Zheng Yanliang used these three simple tools and sawed off his entire right leg, which was suffering some strange ailment, at home on his bed. He bit off four molars enduring the pain. Today, the same strange ailment spreads pitilessly on his left leg. Zheng Yanliang hopes that kind-hearted people can give help, cure the strange disease that torments him, and provide him with a prosthetic limb so that he can once again support his wife and daughter.

Read the whole story here

See also Huffington Post for more pics

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søndag den 17. marts 2013

Chinese man keeps himself alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine

Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine.

Hu, who suffers from kidney disease, made it from kitchen utensils and old medical instruments after he could no long afford hospital fees.

‘The cost for each home treatment is only 60 yuan (£6), which is 12 per cent of the hospital charge for dialysis,’ Hu said.

Via Jay Parkinson

Engraved Stone Dating Back 30,000 Years Found in China [da]

onsdag den 26. december 2012

Engraved Stone Dating Back 30,000 Years Found in China

Chinese archaeologists have discovered a stunning 30,000-year-old engraved stone artifact in a collection of stone tools unearthed at the Paleolithic site of Shuidonggou in 1980.

Read the full story at sci-news.com

Via anthrocuriosities