In 2018, doctors found that a patient, Kendra Jackson, had a leaky brain for 5 years. After an accident in 2013, she had a daily runny nose for years and suffered headaches. She lost half a pint of brain fluid a day through her nose. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Composer Franz Liszt's hotness is a matter of historical record. Such was his beauty, talent and benevolence, the Hungarian pianist was said to bring about states of 'mystical ecstasy' and 'asphyxiating hysteria' in his fans. Many doctors felt he posed a public health risk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A man in Atlanta confounded doctors and specialists for over a year with a condition which did not respond to any therapies. After he mentioned that he played clarinet in a Dixieland jazz band, researchers examined his instrument and discovered Exophiala fungus inside his mouthpiece mcgillmusic.com/articles/…
When Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 1963, doctors predicted he had about 2 and a half years to live. Fortunately, the disease progressed much slower that the doctors expected, and Hawking lived up to 76 years before dying in March 14, 2018. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Carrie Fisher was a highly regarded Script Doctor; someone who does uncredited rewrites on screenplays. She did rewrites on Hook, Lethal Weapon 3 and The Wedding Singer among many others themarysue.com/carrie-fis…
A pregnant mother with twins lost one fetus in the first trimester and the other developed a coccyx tumor the size of a fetus that was killing it. Doctors removed baby LynLee from the womb, cut off the tumor, then put her back in the womb and she was β€˜born again’ healthy 12 weeks later. cnn.com/2016/10/20/health…
In 2012 doctors around the world voted the 1846 paper describing anesthesia as the most important discovery in modern medicine, ahead of things like antibiotics and X-Rays degruyter.com/view/journa…
The original Doctor Who theme music was composed without musicians, instruments, synthesizers or even a two-track recorder. It was put together on one-inch pieces of 1/4inch tape and painstakingly stuck together by British digital music pioneer Delia Derbyshire and her assistant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc…
The Beechcraft Bonanza airplane is nicknamed "the doctor killer". This is due to the number of wealthy professionals who take up flying as a hobby and end up crashing in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Nova Scotia gives Boston a Christmas tree every year as thanks. In 1917 a ship carrying explosives exploded near the city of Halifax, killing 1,500 people immediately and hundreds in the next few weeks. The city of Boston immediately sent doctors, supplies, and money by ship and train to help. boston.com/news/local-new…
Although the Mormon Church has banned hot coffee, they do actually allow caffeinated soda. Medical marijuana is also acceptable if its used as prescribed by a doctor. latimes.com/world-nation/…
Today I learned about Drayton Daugherty, a doctor who cured a dying man by pretending to undo a voodoo hex in a last ditch effort after modern medicine didn't work. The man believed he was cured and lived for ten more years. thehealthcareblog.com/blo…
Doctors used to prescribe β€˜Obecalp,’ a sugar pill that is literally β€˜placebo’ spelled backwards, for various illnesses such as psychosomatic disorders and chronic ailments. blogs.webmd.com/from-our-…
In 14th December 1971, just two days before officially losing the war, Pakistan made a final effort was made to kill as many intellectuals (including professors, journalists, doctors, artists, engineers etc.) as possible, to eliminate the future leaders of the new nation of Bangladesh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
When Audrey Geisel, the widow of Doctor Seuss, was selling the rights to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, she made sure that "any actor submitted for the Grinch must be of comparable stature to Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman." wikipedia.org/wiki/How_th…
The actor playing Hedorah the Smog Monster in a 1971 Godzilla film came down with appendicitis. Doctors were forced to perform surgery while he was still wearing the monster suit due to the length of time it took to take off. During the operation he learned that painkillers had no effect on him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God…
The birth of JFK's sister Rosemary in 1918 was complicated by medical resources focused elsewhere during a pandemic. A nurse, trying to delay delivery for a doctor, held her mother's legs closed. When that failed, she reached into the birth canal and held Rosemary's head in place for two hours. marieclaire.com/celebrity…
Today I learned of Anton syndrome, a blindness where individuals deny being blind. The blindness occurs in the brain's vision area rather than the eyes. Doctors theorize sufferers deny being blind because their eyes still work. Their brains just no longer can process the visual information their eyes take in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
Actor Dan Richter, the lead man-ape in "2001: A Space Odyssey", had the status of a β€œlegal” drug addict in England, and injected a doctor-prescribed combination of heroin and cocaine up to 7 times daily. When he needed additional stimulation, he always had state-supplied crystal meth on hand history.com/news/making-2…
Cuban ballet dancers are arguably the country’s most esteemed export, they often earn more money than doctors, and they perform locally to the type of cheering crowd that in the USA would be reserved for pop stars pbs.org/independentlens/m…
During the US prohibition era, medicinal liquor was fraudulently exploited in many scams, one doctor cited for writing 475 prescriptions for whiskey in one day. Charles R. Walgreen, the founder of Walgreen's pharmacies expanded from 20 stores to a staggering 525 during the 1920s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
At the Altamont music festival, dubbed "Woodstock West", doctors were forced to send out an emergency call for thorizene, a sedative that mitigates the bad effects of hallucinogenic drugs. Also, while four deaths occurred - four births also happened, hence the overall attendance went unchanged. theguardian.com/theguardi…
The Common Cold leads to almost $10 billion in doctor's visits and drugs per year. It is also responsible for almost 315 million sick days from school and work, costing over $20 billion and accounting for 40% of time lost from work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Country music became popular in America partially through a pirate radio station of a quack doctor based out Kansas who built a fortune on a procedure to implant goat testicles into men's scrotums. muddyrootsrecords.com/mr_…
, to correct some cases of blindness, doctors insert cheek tissue and a tooth into the eye which restores vision in a surgery called modified osteo-odonto-keratoprothesis (MOOKP). health.howstuffworks.com/…
The "Starvation Doctor," Linda Burfield Hazzard, who wrote a book, "Fasting for the Cure of Disease," was convicted of manslaughter in 1912 for a patient's death by starvation. At least 15 deaths are attributed to her "care." While doing a fasting cure on herself in 1938 she died of starvation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
In 2000 a doctor was driven from her home by vandals who were confused between paedophile and paediatrician and thought she was a child molester. theguardian.com/uk/2000/a…
Pro BMX Rider Dave Mirra died 4 years ago from a self inflicted gunshot wound. Doctor's are claiming C.T.E was a main contributor to his suicide. davemirra.com/cte
The South Korean baseball association banned players from placing a cabbage leaf under their hats during games. Except with the provision of a doctor's note in advance. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
Today I learned about Dr.Albert Johnston who went to medical school and became a doctor by hiding his black heritage and passing as white for 20 years. He outed himself by stating he was mixed-race on a Navy application during WWII.The hospital he worked at fired him when they found out. news.stanford.edu/pr/2013…
The bullet lodged inside President Garfield likely didn't cause his death. At the time, Joseph Lister's ideas about germs had been widely accepted in Europe, but American doctors were still sceptical. Garfield's doctors used unsterilised instruments, causing an infection which killed him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Carlos Finlay, Spanish-Cuban doctor, was actually the first to discover that yellow fever was transmitted by mosquitos and pioneered the continuing research and preventative methods in mitigating it - including the Walter Reed commission. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned about Ε evala ZildΕΎiΔ‡, the first Muslim woman doctor in Yugoslavia, that went to an all boys school throughout elementary/high school, in order to pursue her dreams of going to medical school. muslimgirl.com/why-you-sh…
A doctor fooled a DNA test by implanting a tube in his arm with a former patient's blood in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Today I learned of Werner Forßmann, a German doctor who proved that cardiac catheterization (and the involved contrast materials) is safe by doing it on himself eight times. annalsthoracicsurgery.org…
A doctor in China used CRISPR to edit the genes of twin girls to be more resistant to HIV, creating the first genetically engineered "designer babies." The Chinese government sentenced him to to 3 years in prison for illegal medical practice. nature.com/articles/d4158…
A Soviet doctor named Vladimir Demikhov actually made a two-headed dog thejournal.ie/two-headed-…
There were nurses during the Black Plague. They were often poor and old women coerced into the position and the public widely hated them as they were seen as greedy and spreaders of the plague. Even the doctors hated them so they were the reviled nurses. (Look up an outfit) historyextra.com/period/s…
An American physician in 1815 "discovered" that slaves ran away from their masters due to a mental illness the doctor called "drapetomania." pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h…
In the 19th century, some doctors thought riding bicycles would teach women how to masturbate. They were concerned for their sexual morality. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bic…
DeForest Kelley never actually said "Damn it Jim! I'm a doctor, not a..." in the original Star Trek series on TV. The word "damn" was actually banned on TV at the time. cbr.com/star-trek-doctor-…
The first successful artificial insemination (1884) involved a woman being knocked out with chloroform and impregnated against her knowledge with the donated sperm of the doctor's "most attractive" student. The husband was eventually told the truth. The wife was never informed. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Bessica Raiche was the first women aviator who built her first airplane with her husband in their living room. Later in life she became a doctor and one of the first women specialist. airandspace.si.edu/explor…
After being denied the part of Peter Pan in the Steven Spielberg family-adventure film Hook, Michael Jackson hired a Malian witch doctor to put a death curse on Spielberg. vanityfair.com/news/2009/…
Peter Davison, the fifth doctor from the original Doctor Who TV series is the father-in-law of David Tennant, the tenth doctor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The plague doctor masks are not a crow face. They have that shape to store a container with herbs, the smell of it was supposed to fend off evil spirits nationalgeographic.com/hi…
People scored higher in a mental agility test while wearing a lab coat that they believed was a doctor's coat. The effect was not there when they believed the same white coat was a painter's coat. The study showed that we embody associations we have with particular clothes. sciencedirect.com/science…
The first episode of Doctor Who had poor viewing figures because it aired the day after JFK's assassination. jfk.org/pop-culture-kenne…
When Lawrence of Arabia was killed in a motorcycle accident in May 1935, his doctor, Hugh Cairns, realized that his life might have been saved had Lawrence been wearing a helmet. Cairns introduced crash helmets for military dispatch riders, thereby reducing fatalities by 50%. rcseng.ac.uk/library-and-…
Resident doctors have term called a "Golden Weekend": A Saturday and Sunday when you are not on call and not working. gomerpedia.org/wiki/Golde…

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