WARRIORS: Armenian women, 1895. (To the right, Eghisapet Sultanian, great grandmother of musician Derek Sherinian during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops.)
Clara Louise Maass, army nurse serving in camps in FL, GA and Cuba, was born on June 28, 1876. Her experience in treating yellow fever led her to work with of Major Walter C. Gorgas and Dr. John Guiteras to find the causes of the disease. She volunteered to be bitten by an infected mosquito to test the theory that mosquitoes were carriers of Yellow Fever. She subsequently died from the experiment, giving her life for medicine, and proving that targeting mosquitoes could prevent the disease.
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It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80′s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. The nurse took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of ...
Hedy Lamarr: Movie star, inventor of WiFi, cbsnews: The passion of the most beautiful woman in the world was inventing. She patented a frequency- hopping, spread-spectrum, radio guided torpedo which would be harder for enemies to detect by experiments involving synchronizing 20 player pianos, a basis for today's Wi-Fi. www.google.com/... #Hedy_Lemar tinyurl.com/y3...
Wow. I cried while watching this. This boy was incredibly brave and gave such a heart-warming message. Thoughts & prayers for his family and friends.
This baby river dolphin was discovered along a beach in Uruguay by three boys in November 2010. The boys rescued the dolphin, whom they named Dulphi, which translates to "Nipper" in English. Nipper was fed a special formula every three hours to replace his mother's milk, and volunteers cared for the tiny creature 24 hours a day, but unfortunately, the baby dolphin died 12 days later of complications from hypothermia and respiratory failure. However, his memory lives on. Rescuers say that Nipper's story united the world and that he served as a tiny ambassador for all dolphins who succumb to the perils of fishing.
Irena Sendler. 1910-2008 A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children. She eventually was caught, and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families. Most had been killed. She helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted. Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won - for a slide show on Global Warming.