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Medical Marvels

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Seven years ago, Michael Spann, now 29, suddenly doubled over in pain that felt like he "got hit in the head with a sledgehammer," and began crying blood. Despite consulting doctors, including two visits with extensive lab work at venerable Cleveland Clinic, the Antioch, Tenn., man told Nashville's The Tennessean in October he's resigned to an "idiopathic condition" — a disease without apparent cause. Spann's main wish now is just to hold a job, as fellow workers, and customers, tend not to react well to a man bleeding from the eyes.

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