April 15, 2009

"'Fir tree' removed from man's lung."

Video.

18 comments:

Meade said...

I once planted lungwort under a Hemlock tree.

Don't know why BBC didn't find that newsworthy.

I did.

Peter V. Bella said...

"Surgeon Vladimir Kamashev said he was astonished, but botanist Olga Baranova was sceptical."

Man there are skeptics everywhere. I thought they were banned in Russia. Or is it here? I am not sure anymore.

Curtiss said...

He was sportin' wood.

peter hoh said...

Color me skeptical, too. I don't know how the needles would turn green in the absence of sunlight.

Meade, you'll be happy to know that pulmonaria is hardy up here.

Meade said...

Thanks, peter. And thanks for those websites you linked to, and for all your northern hospitality.

MadisonMan said...

Klemm's Songsparrow farm has a nice raspberry-colored pulmonaria. (I really like their catalog!) We have too much sun for it in my yard, though.

Peter V. Bella said...

"...northern hospitality."

Did Ohio join the South recently? You a reb now Meade? Who'd a thunk. :)

Lem said...

Had that tree been cut in NY and not replaced they would be in violation of the New York State Environmental Protection laws.

I'm sure a judge could have been persuaded that the tree was a danger to the human... but those things take time sometimes ;)

Lem said...

To cut a tree in NY you have to have permits, to get permits you need a hearing.. to get a hearing you have to submitt an environmental impact study, the impact study needs a design to calculate what will the impacting who and so on..

We had to act your honor.

AST said...

I loved the link beneath the story to a different video, I hope, "Celebration of Transplant Success." Trust Russian doctors to blunder in and mess it all up!

Didn't President Reagan say once that trees pollute the air?

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Meade -- one disadvantage of lungwort in your situation is that dogs just adore the stuff. They can (and will) eat it back to a nub.

AJ Lynch said...

I await a comment from Trooper re the fur balls he has lived to tell about.

EDH said...

And why behold you the mote that is in your brother's eye, but consider not the tree that is in your own lung?Matthew 7:3.5

John Lynch said...

Russian media is about as truthful as it's always been...

Methadras said...

In Soviet Russia, Fir tree plants you.

MadisonMan said...

As they conclude in the video, it could be a world FIRst.

rhhardin said...

You get fir balls from licking trees.

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