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2013-07-19 15:43:59

A surprisingly large number of dogs suffer from hyperadrenocorticism.  The symptoms are caused by excessive amounts of hormones – glucocorticoids – in the body.  Unfortunately, though, diagnosis of the disease is complicated by the fact that glucocorticoid levels naturally fluctuate and most methods for measuring the concentration of the hormones in the blood provide only a snapshot of the current situation.  Recent...

2011-02-22 02:53:43

Harvey Cushing's records show copious acknowledgement of medical errors that helped fuel advancements The current focus on medical errors isn't quite as new as it seems. A Johns Hopkins review of groundbreaking neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing's notes, made at the turn of the last century, has turned up copious documentation of his own surgical mishaps as well as his suggestions for preventing those mistakes in the future. Authors of the article, published in the Feb. Archives of Surgery, suggest...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

Development of the first commercial electrosurgical device is credited to Dr. William T Bovie, who worked on it from 1914 to 1927 while employed at Harvard University. The first use of an electrosurgical generator in the operating room occurred on October 1, 1926. The surgery was performed by Dr. Harvey Cushing. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 QuickMedical®, a leading distributor of medical supplies and equipment announced today they will add the complete line of Bovie...

2009-06-18 08:43:00

Raj Narayan, MD, is neurosurgery chairman of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and The Mayfield Clinic GREAT NECK, N.Y., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North Shore-LIJ Health System today announced the appointment of Raj K. Narayan, MD, FACS, as senior vice president of neurosurgery for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, chairman of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and LIJ Medical Center, and director of the Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience. He...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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