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Never Say Diet

The Major League Eating record for kimchi is 8.5 pounds in 6 minutes, held by Miki Sudo. Kimchi is a national dish of Korea, consisting of salted and fermented vegetables, usually cabbage and radishes, with various seasonings.

Doc Talk

Aphonia: the inability to speak

Phobia of the Week

Dishabiliophobia: undressing in front of someone

Medical History

This week in 1848, the Boston Female Medical School, the first medical school in the world exclusively for women, opened its doors to 12 students. It was founded by Samuel Gregory, who disapproved of male doctors attending childbirth. Its early curriculum focused on midwifery. In 1850, the school was renamed the New England Female Medical College and expanded to include a full medical curriculum. Later, the school merged with Boston University School of Medicine to become one of the first co-ed medical colleges in the world.

Self Exam

Q: If you extracted all of the iron in your body and fashioned it into a nail, how long would the nail be?

A: Three inches

Final Words

"Nothing, but death."

--English author Jane Austen, when asked by her sister, Cassandra, if there was anything she wanted. The 42-year-old Austen died after a long, debilitating illness.


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