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Doses In Abundance

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A man drives to the hospital and attempts to park his car in a lot.

An attendant stops him. "I'm sorry, this is for badge holders only."

The man nods: "Yes, I have a bad shoulder."

Observation

"I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol." -- Comedian Steven Wright

 

Medical History

This week in 1846, dentist William T.G. Morton used an experimental anesthetic, ether, for the first time on one of his patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to remove a tooth.

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 actual published research study: "The Tie retraction syndrome."

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