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National Doctors’ Day: A Long Ascent In To The Ether

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Today is National Doctors’ Day in the USA and marks the 173rd anniversary of Dr Crawford W Long first using ether as an anaesthetic. nike air max heren adidas italia The brave friend of Dr Long, Mr James Venable, had a tumour removed from his neck and apparently the experience wasn’t traumatic enough to put him off having a similar procedure on June 6th 1842. 2017 asics pas cher Demaryius Thomas Jerseys Remarkable, I can barely muster the courage to visit the dentist. Continue reading

18th Century Medical History Facts: Did You Know?

Here’s a few historical facts that you may not have known and may find very interesting, from the history of the world of Medicine:

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    Ever Wondered How People Were Medically Treated in the Middle Ages?

    No-one really knew what caused diseases in the Middle Ages. adidas scarpe bianche

  • Nike Air Max Pas Cher The Roman Catholic Church would describe that people contracting diseases was a punishment from God for sinful behaviour and most would accept this. Canotte NCAA Fjallraven Kanken No.2 Although this was the case, there was some progress that was made in certain medical areas. asics gel quantum 180 donna Pat Tillman Jerseys For example, researching and understanding the Human Body (to an extent). Continue reading
  • A 17th Century Medical Operation

      A friend called and said all efforts to fragment his bladder stone by ultrasound had failed and that he would have to yield to the knife. In a hapless attempt at consolation I said he was lucky not to be living in an earlier age when the cure was sometimes worse than the malady. Continue reading

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