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2005-08-17 20:44:46

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Numerous reports have described racial and gender differences in the treatment and outcome of heart attack patients, and now, new research indicates that not much as changed in recent years. Black women remain less likely than other groups to receive a variety of therapies for heart attack and they are more likely to die in the hospital. "We were really surprised by the findings," lead author Dr. Viola Vaccarino, from Emory...


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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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