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17 people share stories of patients who miraculously survived medical emergencies.

17 people share stories of patients who miraculously survived medical emergencies.

Nothing is more inspiring than a person coming back from the almost-dead. A Reddit thread asked doctors to share their "'how is this guy still alive?' moment," and while a few doctors found time between saving lives to post, patients and onlookers chimed in with the medical miracles that show just how lucky some people are.

1. From Dr. BobFX:

A woman shot in the side of her head six times with a small caliber pistol. I asked her how she felt. She said she had a headache.

2. From Dr. Namika:

When I was in medical school, we had a patient come in with symptoms of scurvy. Yes, that scruvy.

When we presented the patient to our attending, they laughed and said it was impossible to get scurvy these days since basically everything is fortified with vitamin C. So we went back to the patient and decided to get a full record of what their diet was.

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