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Latest Helen Minciotti Stories

2008-09-16 21:00:10

By Dr. Helen Minciotti Most 9-year-olds haven't taken a firm stand on social issues, but one of my patients was proving to be the exception to the rule. The young lady refused meat, saying she just could not bring herself to eat animals.

2008-07-24 21:00:19

By Dr. Helen Minciotti Mom and dad showed up on time for their newborn's first outpatient exam. That was already quite an accomplishment, considering the packing and infant bundling needed before venturing out in the frigid winter air.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.