Native American Indians believed that feathers were used to heal the heart. Birds were regarded as the highest spirit animal on earth and feathers were used to carry prayers to Great Spirit in the heavens.
Justine Johnstone Wagner (1895-1982) appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies and was a called the most beautiful blonde on Broadway. She also appeared in a handful of silent films before retiring from acting to attend Columbia University. At Columbia she was part of the team to develop the first IV drip. Justine was third author after Samuel Hirshberg and Harold T. Hyman on the paper announcing this development in 1931. Justine later had a personal laboratory built in her cellar