The NDEs of Stanley and Livingstone (Historical Near-Death Experience of the Month)
"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
Given the nature of their profession, it is perhaps unsurprising that both of these famous 19th century African explorers had various brushes with death, and the some of them would result in extraordinary experiences.
Stanley had an NDE while almost dying from a fever. Livingstone had one while almost being eaten by a lion.