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2008-07-01 06:00:48

By The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul.

2008-06-19 06:00:34

By Thomas Goldsmith, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 19--Duke University Health System has settled claims by patients who alleged they suffered health problems after being exposed to hydraulic fluid on surgical instruments at two Duke hospitals in 2004.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.