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18th October 1645.

Rickets: Old English: ‘Wrickken’ (to twist); Greek: ‘Rachitis’ (In/of the spine). The word rickets was adopted as having similarity of sound.

Today in 1645 Daniel Whistler read his Dissertation at Leyden University on the disease rickets. 304 more words

October

The Amazing Health Benefits of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a group of fat‑soluble secosteroids found in egg yolks, liver, and fish oils. Vitamin D has amazing health benefits. Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, and facilitating normal immune system function.  346 more words

Pregnancy

Point of View

I had an appointment with my endocrinologist last week that confirmed something that I have long suspected–I have an odd point of view about some things. 463 more words

Bone and the Disease: The Rachitic Pelvis

Disease often leaves its mark deeply imprinted on the skeleton. Sometimes this can be very difficult to see and will require a highly trained or skilled eye. 294 more words

Anthropology

Honesty is the best policy.

Today, I am stuck at home. Why? Because I am doing a 24-hour urine collection for my doctor and I don’t want to go anywhere today and take my “hat” and urine collection jug with me in case I need to pee. 1,590 more words

Film Studies. Tutorial 1

Have you ever read the Agoraphobic Reviewer and thought ‘Gee, I wish my film criticism was as astute and well-informed as those guys”? Fear not, little buddy. 333 more words