Paul Kern: oddycentral.co.uk/paul-kern-the-man-who-never-slept
You may have read already about the Sixty-four-year-old
Thai Ngoc, known as Hai Ngoc, who said he could not sleep at night after
getting a fever in 1973. In that case his claims have not been verified by
independent medical professionals. There is however another medically recorded
incident where a man has gone decades without sleep.
Paul Kern was a Hungarian soldier who fought during World
War I. At the outbreak of World War I, Kern volunteered as a cadet in the
Hungarian army. He was placed in command of a company of shock
troops. While with this company, he was awarded a medal for bravery. A year
later, he was transferred to another company where he was rewarded for his
defense of an important sector despite the rest of his company being shot down.
After being shot in the head by a Russian soldier and
losing part of his frontal lobe, he was taken to Lemberg Hospital.
After waking up at Lemberg, he never slept again,.Ernst Frey, professor of mental
and nervous diseases at the Eötvös Loránd University, treated Kern but
was unable to find a cause for this abnormality.......