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Medical Quiz #5 – Famous Patient

by Suzanne Daniluk, RN on October 28th, 2010

One of the most recognized and esteemed figures of the last century, this scientist won a Nobel Prize. He was also a prolific author, and personal advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on matters of national security during World War II. He died from a chronic abdominal condition, which had been treated surgically five years prior to his death. However, the patient refused further surgery when subsequently hospitalized with recurrent abdominal pain. A pulsating mass was found on exam, and the condition proved fatal. One of his body parts was stolen at autopsy.

Questions:

  1. Who is the famous patient?
  2. What was the fatal condition?
  3. Which of his body parts was stolen and why?

Answers will be posted next week.

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