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Never too old?

Dr. W.G. Watson, legendary as one of the oldest practicing doctors of all time, this week celebrated his 100th birthday, and his colleagues in Augusta, Georgia, say he has delivered over 15,000 babies in that time!

He has worked at University Hospital since 1947, and delivered several generations of babies for the same family in many cases. As a veteran health care provider he is a legend in the world of medicine, and hero to physicians and practitioners nationwide.

via  NEWS

March 1, 2010 Posted by | Medical, medicine | | Comments Off on Never too old?

Twins at 100 years and counting. Happy birthday, ladies!

Charlotte Eisgrou, left, and Ann Primmack, right, identical twins, are celebrating their 100th birthday this weekend with family and friends from all over the country. The twins were born weighing only about 3.5 lbs each on Dec. 24, 1909. The doctor had to use the family’s oven as an incubator.

via South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com.

November 8, 2009 Posted by | cool people, People | , | Comments Off on Twins at 100 years and counting. Happy birthday, ladies!

After 106 years what’s one day more or less?

One of Britain’s oldest women has been celebrating her birthday on the wrong day – for more than a century.

Lena Thouless, 106, a great-grandmother, from Bowthorpe, Norwich, has spent all her life celebrating her birthday on 23 November. But detective work by her daughter, Lena Brooks, discovered she should have been blowing out the candles the day before, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Mrs Brooks, 55, also of Bowthorpe, was stunned to discover purely by chance [when she found her mom’s birth certificate] that the extraordinary centenarian was actually born on 22 November.

via wrong birthday – 106 times

November 25, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on After 106 years what’s one day more or less?