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At Bellevue, the “internes” ran about in corridors with “pus-pails,” the bodily drippings of patients spilling out of them. Surgical sutures were made of catgut, sharpened with spit, and left to hang from incisions into the open air.
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After the atomic bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Robert Oppenheimer became a national heroe, a symbol not only of the scientific and military power of United States, but also a person who symbolizes the best moral values that a man could have. 882 more words
So, what’s your Hawking number?
I’m referring, of course, to the notion that everyone is separated by no more than six degrees. The mathematicians really got the ball rolling with their concept of an “Erdös number,” based on collaborations with the prolific Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdös. 748 more words
From Smithsonian.com by Martin Rees:
Soon after I enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge University in 1964, I encountered a fellow student, two years ahead of me in his studies, who was unsteady on his feet and spoke with great difficulty. 223 more words