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Spiky clusters of spearmint-green leaves are hanging off tree branches, an earthy, slightly smoky aroma filling the air…can you guess what it is?   It’s marijuana.   Since the late twentieth century, there has been an increasing movement to legalize marijuana. As of April 22 of this year, thirty-seven states have legalized the medical use of cannabis. […]

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No Longer Untouchable

In the latter part of April and from different parts of the U.S., two major advances in the delicate art of heart surgery were reported. The operations were in contrast; in one, the heart was kept beating; the other made a point of stopping it. A 17-month old boy at the Cleveland Clinic became the […]

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Burma Surgeon

Burma Surgeon by Gordon S. Seagrave, M.D. When the author of this book left for Burma with his young wife, the only surgical instruments he had were some broken ones salvaged from the wastebasket at John Hopkins.  He began his work in Burma as a medical missionary in the North Shan States.  Energetically he went […]

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