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1961: Bill Me, Thrill Me

I would be so pleased to get a $3 bill from any medical issue that I would pay it with a smile.

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1985: Operating Room Nurses

I can definitely testify to the last part of the article. My mother is not an operating room nurse, but she is a registered nurse, and she was always absolutely splendid whenever I hurt myself, calmly explaining everything she was … Continue reading

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1959: Man Misses Vaccination, Gets Tetanus

In 1959 Arnold Schulz told the Daily Globe how awful it was to get tetanus. Arnold Schulz, who runs the Earlydawn Kennels and farms north of Worthington, talked this week about his terrible experience with tetanus. On his way to … Continue reading

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1959: Synthetic Penicillin

Although the development of synthetic penicillin doesn’t sound like that big of a deal in this 1959 article, it pretty much meant cheap and effective drugs for a variety of ailments. Next post at noon.

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1959: Check Your Spine Today for Free

Spinal checkups done free by Dr. Dean Z. Chapman (I wonder what the Z stood for?) and Dr. G.W. Smith. They still do spinal checkups in schools as far as I know, largely for scoliosis. I knew someone who’d had … Continue reading

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1959: Cheery Girl Says Crutches Are Easy to Master

Tiny Judy Heikes, 8, said crutches are easy to master even if your leg’s in a cast and there’s a brace on your back.

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1934: Buy Real Bayer Aspirin

To the modern mind, "buy real Bayer aspirin" sounds a little silly, because we think: "As opposed to what, that fake stuff?" Of course, the answer to that objection is yes, as opposed to the fake stuff. Bayer’s patent on … Continue reading

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1944: Injured Ellsworth Boy Returns from Hospital

Elmer DeBoer, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake DeBoer, who lived seven miles south of Worthington, went home from the hospital after having been shot in the right lung. The bullet was lodged in the back of his shoulder … Continue reading

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1900: Pills May Have Sparked Federal Truth in Advertising Campaign

No one seems to have known quite what was in these pills. Some people seem to think they had pennyroyal and others think not, and some people think they had pennyroyal and tansy, both of which are known to cause … Continue reading

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1959: Polio Still Alive, a Threat

Polio still exists and we have not yet completely eradicated it. However, it is considered gone from the Americas and from Europe, though as of 2006 it was still present in Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Vaccines can be injected, … Continue reading

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