Monday, 26 December 2016

A very brilliant IMPOSTER!!!

Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Jr. (December 21, 1921 – June 7, 1982) was known as 'The Great Impostor.
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While at the Brothers of Christian Instruction, he became acquainted with a young doctor named Joseph C. Cyr. This led to his most famous exploit, working as a trauma surgeon aboard HMCS Cayuga, a Royal Canadian Navy destroyer, during the Korean War.
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Aboard the ship, he managed to improvise successful major surgeries and fend off infection with generous amounts of penicillin. His most notable surgical practices were performed on some sixteen Korean combat casualties who were loaded onto the Cayuga. All eyes turned to Demara, the only "surgeon" on board.
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After ordering personnel to transport these variously injured patients into the ship's operating room and prep them for surgery, Demara disappeared to his room with a textbook on general surgery and proceeded to speed-read the various surgeries he was now forced to perform, including major chest surgery.
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None of the casualties died as a result of Demara's surgeries. Even the removal of a bullet from a wounded man ended up in Canadian newspapers. .
When he was discovered as a fraud, the Canadian Navy chose not to press charges, and Demara returned to the United States.
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Demara told his biographer he was successful in his roles because he was able to fit into positions which no one else had previously occupied. Demara explained it in the following excerpt from his biography:
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(Demara)'... had come to two beliefs. One was that in any organization there is always a lot of loose, unused power lying about which can be picked up without alienating anyone. The second rule is, if you want power and want to expand, never encroach on anyone else's domain; open up new ones...'
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I think he was terrifically BRILLIANTπŸ™ŠπŸ™Š. What do you think?πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΎ

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