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Brain Crane (Jun, 1952)

Brain Crane

A TINY overhead crane (above) with calibrations at side and top (1) can be used to determine the exact position for knife insertion (2) in brain lobotomies, says Dr. Averill Stowell, Tulsa, Okla., surgeon. A lobotomy consists of severing connections between the brain’s controlling centers and prefrontal lobe to regulate mental disturbances.

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800-lb. Magnet Treats Eye Injury (Jun, 1932)

800-lb. Magnet Treats Eye Injury

AN EYE magnet so powerful that it will pull a flatiron across a room has recently been installed in a Minneapolis, Minn., hospital to remove steel cinders from patients’ eyes. It is the largest eye magnet in the world and weighs over 800 pounds. One and one-half miles of copper wire are wound in the apparatus, which uses a 220-voIt current.

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Scientific American Tries LSD (Jun, 1955)

This article references a Dr. Funkenstein. Anybody with that name should play base for George Clinton.

Experimental Psychoses

When the drug called LSD is administered to human subjects, it produces the symptoms of psychosis. The phenomenon provides a remarkable new tool for the investigation of psychotic states by Six Staff Members of Boston Psychopathic Hospital

In the spring of 1943 a Swiss chemist, Albert Hofmann, while working with a chemical in his laboratory one day, was overcome by peculiar mental sensations. He became restless, felt disembodied, could not concentrate on his work. Fantastic images of extraordinary plasticity and kaleidoscopic coloring flitted through his mind. In a dreamlike state, he left the laboratory and went home. Correctly connecting his disturbance with the chemical he had been preparing, Hofmann conscientiously recorded every sensation. His description was the beginning of a remarkable series of discoveries.

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Second Dog Is Restored to Life (Jan, 1935)

Second Dog Is Restored to Life

ROBERT E. CORNISH, California biologist, who amazed the scientific world last spring by reviving a dog clinically put to death (Modern Mechanix and Inventions, July, 1934) recently repeated the success of his original experiment with even more encouraging results.

Lazarus IV, subject of the first successful experiment, has learned to crawl, bark, sit up on its haunches and consume nearly a pound of meat a day. The dog is blind and cannot stand alone, but results encouraged Dr. Cornish to launch a new series of experiments.

Recently Lazarus V was put to death with an overdose of ether. Half an hour after its breathing had stopped and five minutes after its heart was stilled, the animal was revived by means of chemicals and artificial respiration. Dr. Cornish, enthusiastic, has been reported as saying that Lazarus V returned nearer normalcy in four days than the other Lazarus in thirteen days.

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Patients In Revolving Hospital Have Sunny Rooms All Day (Sep, 1935)

Patients In Revolving Hospital Have Sunny Rooms All Day
SUNLIGHT exposure during the entire course of the day is provided patients in a revolving hospital ward at the Institute of Actinology in Vallauris-Le-Cannet, France. Patients afflicted with diseases requiring ample dosages of sunlight are treated at this hospital, declared to be the most up-to-date in France. As the sun rises in the morning, all rooms face the east, and then as the sun crosses the sky, the ward revolves on its axis to follow its course.

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Hair, Feathers Aid Cancer War (Sep, 1939)

Hair, Feathers Aid Cancer War

HAIR trimmed from 1,000,000 heads and feathers of 500,000 chickens provide a crystalline substance known as cystine used by eastern laboratories in the widening war on cancer. This new weapon in the fight against disease is a colorless, odorless chemical. Five thousand haircuts provide 100 pounds of hair, which in turn yield only five pounds of cystine.

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VIOLET-RAY LAMP PROBES NOSE TO CURE HAY FEVER (Nov, 1931)

Yes, cure Hay Fever with a sun-burnt nostril. Sounds like it should work to me…

VIOLET-RAY LAMP PROBES NOSE TO CURE HAY FEVER
SUNBURNED backs, as all know, may now be had from a “health lamp”; but here we have a mercury-vapor lamp in a quartz rod, small enough to pass up the nose and sunburn its inside. Four out of five cases of “hay fever” are cured.

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LOSE A MINUTE OR LOSE A FINGER (Sep, 1934)

LOSE A MINUTE OR LOSE A FINGER
Let a cut go and you invite infection, amputation or even death! Apply anti-septic, cover with Drybak Band-Aid, and you are safe! Drybak Band-Aid is a ready-to-use strip of waterproof adhesive with a borated gauze pad attached. Sun tan color to be less conspicuous. Individually wrapped for your
protection. Sold in convenient tins by your druggist.

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Model Aids Anatomy Study (Oct, 1937)

Model Aids Anatomy Study
“MISS ANATOMY,” a life-size female figure sculptored from actual life and featuring internal organs that can be removed for lecture purposes, has been placed on exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry in Rockefeller Center, N. Y. C.

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CAN SCIENCE MAKE US LIVE FOREVER? (Jun, 1936)

CAN SCIENCE MAKE US LIVE FOREVER?

Look down into the Well of Youth through these pages and see Biology’s most recent and amazing discoveries. For “booster” hearts and human cold storage are just two of many longevity miracles the doctor orders for your descendants.

YOUR great-great-great-great-great grandchildren may live for a thousand years!

by DONALD GRAY

Let us assume that it is the year 2136 and this far-off descendant of yours has reached the age of twenty-five. He summons a scientist and says:

“I have decided to retire from the world for a while. Put me in a storage vault and leave orders that I be restored to the world of living men one hundred years from today.”

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