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Nyctophobia: Fear of darkness, also called achluophobia, lygophobia and scotophobia

Observation

"You know you've reached middle age when you're cautioned to slow down by your doctor, instead of by the police." -- Comedian Joan Rivers (1933-2014)

Medical History

This week in 1899, the first American automobile fatality resulted when Henry H. Bliss, 69, was run over as he alighted from a streetcar at Central Park West and 74th Street in New York City. He stepped into the path of an approaching taxicab driven by Arthur Smith. Bliss was taken to the hospital, where he died of injuries sustained. Smith was arrested and charged with manslaughter, but acquitted on the grounds that he had no malice and was not negligent.

Perishable Publications

 

Many, if not most, published research papers have titles that defy comprehension. They use specialized jargon, complex words and opaque phrases such as "nonlinear dynamics." Sometimes they don't, and yet, they're still hard to figure out. Here's an actual title of a published research study: "Chemical processes in the deep interior of Uranus."

OK, the authors are physicists, and the paper, published in 2011 in the prestigious journal "Nature Communications," is seriously about magnetic fields surrounding distant plants, but really, they didn't see the, uh, humor of their title?

Self-Exam

Match these 18th century terms for illnesses with their modern-day names.

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