Hobbies of Great Surgeons AID IN LIFE-SAVING MARVELS (Nov, 1933)
I think if this kid showed up at my house I would have been a bit frightened of him:
Consider, for example, the start of the famous New York plastic surgeon, Dr. H. Lyons Hunt. When he was six years old, he told me, he used to fill his mother’s shopping bag with knives from the kitchen and make the rounds of the neighbors on his velocipede. At each house, he would ring the doorbell and gravely announce: “Dr. Hunt is ready to operate.”
Of course today, they could just play video games.
Hobbies of Great Surgeons AID IN LIFE-SAVING MARVELS
Workshops, Music, Art, And Sports Keep Nerves Keen and Fingers Nimble
By Frederic Damrau, M.D.
IN A recent series of articles in Popular Science Monthly, I told of the marvels of modern surgery and described some of the miracles of the operating room. Since then, scores of readers have written me, asking for facts about famous surgeons and how they fit themselves for their life-work.
Murdered On The Operating Table! (Oct, 1937)
Apparently this story was so sensational that the editors had to abandon their headline capitalization style guide. “Screw it, this story is too big, I’m going all in. If I don’t, how will our readers know that it happened On The operating table?”
Surprisingly, operating room fires still happen quite often. The FDA has an initiative to help reduce the number of occurrences.
Murdered On The Operating Table!
AN anesthetized patient on an operating table — the surgeon approaches with a white – hot instrument—the patient explodes and two operating room attendants are injured!—The clipping from the New York Times tells the story.
Medical history will show that this is not the first time such an accident occurred. That same history should also record that there is no reason why such accidents should happen.
Senses of Blind Not More Acute / Illuminated Dog to Lead Blind (Sep, 1930)
What exactly is an illuminated dog? Is it a dog with a light on it? Because I think dogs can see fairly well in the dark..
Senses of Blind Not More Acute
THE popular idea that blind persons develop especially delicate senses of hearing and touch to compensate in part for loss of sight is exploded by Professor Pierre Villey, of the University of Caen, France, in summarizing recent psychological and physiological tests.
Eye Magnet / Mailbox / Water Walking (Nov, 1928)
How is that mailbox an improvement?
REMOVES METAL PARTICLES FROM EYES WITH RING MAGNET DESIGNED IN ENGLAND
ONE of the latest developments in the field of medical science is the ring magnet. It is proving of great value in removing pieces of metal from the eye after an accident. Workers in various industries often suffer from flying pieces of metal striking the eye. To remove such small particles is often a delicate operation whose pain is greatly lessened through the use of this ingenious device.
New Anesthetic Removes Fear (Jan, 1930)
Imagine that, you give people barbiturates and they ask for more. Who’da thunk it?
New Anesthetic Removes Fear
A NEW anesthetic which puts patients to sleep so pleasantly and easily that they ask for more, has been reported by Dr. J. S. Lundy of the Mayo Clinic and Dr. R. M. Isenberger, professor of pharmacology of the University of Kansas.
“Mechanical MOTHER” SAVES Lives of INFANTS (Mar, 1931)
How very “Coney Island”: pay for baby’s medical treatment by turning it into a tourist attraction.
“Mechanical MOTHER” SAVES Lives of INFANTS
“Baby incubators” which manufacture ideal conditions of heat, moisture, and atmosphere, save the lives of thousands of prematurely born infants every year who otherwise could not survive.
MAN-MADE machines have again triumphed over the seemingly unconquerable forces of Nature with the invention of the mechanical mother.