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World's oldest person has surgery

3rd February 2012

A Yorkshireman has undergone a hip replacement operation at the age of 102, making him the oldest person in the world to have surgery, reports the Daily Mail.

John Lawrence said he wanted to have the surgery so he could continue working in his garden. His granddaughter Gillian Coates, said: "Even at 101 he was still digging up his garden and he decided on the hip replacement so he could continue with that. It will be a struggle for him to do the gardening but he still says the operation was worth the risk because at least he can stand up and walk around which he enjoys. He was never very good at sitting still."

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