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A Brief History On October 1, 1985, the United States began celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, founded by The American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries (later to become AstraZeneca).  In honor of this extremely important focus on one of the worst killers of women, today we will list 10 women famous for their breasts, with a definite nod to the other, more important qualities these women possess.  Previously on October 1st we ran an article called A Timeline of Breasts, listing many incidents in history where a woman’s breasts took center stage. Digging Deeper 1. Jayne Mansfield, actress. The…

A Brief History On September 11, 2012, the ascending aorta in the author’s chest exploded, a burst aneurism followed by a massive aorta dissection, spelling almost certain death. Incredibly, the surgeons, surgical nurses and assistants at the Cleveland Clinic performed emergency open heart and aorta surgery and saved my life, a fantastic feat with nearly no chance of success.  It is unlikely any other hospital on Earth could have provided the treatment to save my life that day, with the finest cardiac and vascular surgeons and surgical teams operating at the same time! Digging Deeper The Cleveland Clinic is perhaps…

A Brief History On July 13, 100 BC, the world welcomed baby Gaius Julius Caesar into the world, the man the month of July is named after that would become dictator of Rome (but not Emperor, that came after him).  Contrary to popular belief, Julius was not delivered by Caesarian Section.  Legend has it that it was one of Julius’s ancestors that has that distinction, with the family name “Caesar” stemming from the Latin meaning for C-Section.  Here we list 10 instances of medical conditions or procedures named after someone. Digging Deeper 1. Caesarian Section, unknown Caesar. The procedure by which…

A Brief History Only a few people like to talk about this topic because it’s generally not something people feel proud of. This breeds many complexes, self-doubt and closes the door to the world of sex; however, is it so critical? What is even considered a small penis? Are all girls really crazy about 20 centimeters, and that a small penis will surely become a subject of ridicule and humiliation? The problem is that you cannot affect the size of the penis at birth. So, how can you be happy if you do not have a huge penis? Digging Deeper…

A Brief History On June 6, 1822, a Canadian fur trapper “voyageur” was accidentally shot in the stomach with a musket, leaving him with a hole that healed open, leading to extensive study of the human digestive tract. Digging Deeper A French-Canadian woodsman, St. Martin was 20 years old when the musket shot him at close range at a fur trading post on Mackinac Island. The local US Army doctor, surgeon Dr. William Beaumont attended to the terrible wound that was expected by all observers to prove fatal. Instead, the wound healed into a fistula, an open hole through St.…

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