Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
How Your Brain Gets You To See The Parade
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Look Maw...No Anemia!
Lucky for Wilbur the Pig, Charlotte had minored in veterinarian medicine during her years at Wellesley, and was able to save his life by outlining, in her web, a week-long regiment of iron supplements to help his fading health. This is from an ad for anti-pig-anemia medication in 1960. Piglet anemia is a big deal for hog raisers, and in the '60s they used Armidexan, an iron-dextran compound that isn't marketed anymore. Armidexan was produced by Armour Pharmaceuticals, and any meat-lover should make this connection: Armour and Company was king of pre-packaged meats for much of the twentieth century. Tasty, tasty, non-anemic meats.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Marvels From 1954's The Family Physician -- Or Bad HMO?
A Miracle Of Modern Science
Nail swallowed by four-year-old boy was successfully withdrawn from his duodenum when doctors induced him to gulp chocolate malted milk containing magnet attached to a thread. X-ray shows magnet in contact with nail, which appears as curved line beneath it.
Self-OperationIf I had to choose between gulping chocolate milk with a magnet & thread (just like mom used to make!) or operating on myself, I'd gulp, baby.
Photograph shows doctor removing his own appendix; assistant and nurse helped him to hold instruments. He did this to "get patient's attitude."
I can't even understand the "get patient's attitude" dealio-mcbob. I mean are there patients who actually operate on themselves? Or was the unnamed doc responding to those patients who, like visitors to art galleries, think they can do that themselves.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Funky Science In The Kitchen
Fred Equal Measure Measuring Cup tells you those hard to find measurements such as the volume of half a human brain, volume of one human breath, water in a cumulus cloud the size of a bus, and the amount of table salt in a large human...
I have no idea what you're making, but the kids & I will love it.