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Monday, 22 February 2016


The first operation to remove a lung was performed at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis on April 5, 1933. Chief of surgery Evarts A. Graham, MD, performed the procedure on James Lee Gilmore, MD, a 49-year-old obstetrician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The operation was successful and after Dr. James Gilmore was released from Barnes Hospital, he and Dr. Evarts Graham became friends, frequently corresponding and occasionally visiting each other.

A person's right lung takes in more air than the left one does.

The left lung is smaller than the right to make room for the heart.

Human lungs are 100 times easier to blow up than a standard toy balloon,

Your lungs have taste buds that can detect bitterness.

Your lungs can hold up to five minutes worth of oxygen.

The lungs are the only organs that can float on water.

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