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Stem Cell Treatments: Hope and Hype

In the early 1920s, John Romulus Brinkley, an entrepreneurial Kansas physician with dubious professional credentials, ran a lucrative business implanting goat testicles under the skin or in the scrotum or abdomen of patients who sought his help for any one of twenty-seven ailments, including flatulence. 1,479 more words

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"Is That My Smiling Daughter?"

That’s the phrase I heard from my mother in cross-country phone greeting throughout my adulthood, ad nauseam. I don’t know why it annoyed me so much, except that my mother annoyed me. 1,080 more words

Caring For A Parent