This might come as a surprise to you, because it did to me, but humans still have something called an "appendix," and it can become inflamed and develop "appendicitis." I had thought that such a condition was something that only happened to people in 18th century literature, like dropsy or the vapors. But when I was recently rushed to the hospital in Minnesota for severe stomach pain, imagine my surprise when the doc told me I would have to have an immediate appendectomy. He might as well have told me he was going to bleed me with... More >>>