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Health News Archive - June 05, 2005

First in a two-part series The patient was partially sedated as she headed for a dental appointment that December morning in 2003. Groggy and horizontal in the back seat of her sister's car, she was just blocks from the dentist's office when her cell phone rang.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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