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Stories For the Waiting Room

The first artificial insemination didn't involve humans. Or more precisely, it wasn't a human inseminated. In 1784, an Italian biologist named Lazzaro Spallanzani artificially inseminated a dog who gave birth to three puppies two months later.

Doc Talk

Teratoma: An unusual cyst, tumor or other growth produced by the body. It's usually benign, but not always. The word literally means "grows out of your body."

Phobia of the Week

Apiphobia: fear of bees


Food For Thought

Bacteriophages are viruses that specifically target and destroy bacteria, usually one to one. They exist wherever bacteria exist. Phages are used at every stage of modern food production, including as a natural preservative to protect against bacterial pathogens such as Listeria, Campylobacter, Escherichia and Salmonella.

Best Medicine

Patient: "I'm a little nervous. This is my first operation."


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