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Re: BarBQism #119098
01/12/04 06:54 PM
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Te Ika a Maui
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Te Ika a Maui
>The good old days.

This kind of rose-coloured recall is a very old problem, apparently. It even gets a mention in the Bible, at Ecclesiastes 7:10


Re: BarBQism #119099
01/12/04 09:28 PM
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So even in the time of the Dead Sea scrolls, a change that was slow to see was capable of marking a sea-change?


Re: "Good" old days ? #119100
01/13/04 06:01 PM
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Thank God for Dr. Lister
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/b.gardner/Lister.html
and Dr. Semmelweiss
http://36.1911encyclopedia.org/S/SE/SEMMELWEISS_IGNATZ_PHILIPP.htm
A fiction book was written based on Semmelweiss's life. Good read. Can't remember the name, 'twas years ago!


Re: "Good" old days ? #119101
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i first learned about Semmelweiss in the microbe hunters--which was a best seller in the mid 1950, and still well known in the early 1960's when i found it.
lister made the book too.. i think.. i was about 15 at the time i read it, and it had enough science to be interesting, and it was a series of short biographies..

i forget the author (shame on me) but the book was favorite for a very long time.


Re: "Good" old days ? #119102
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A fiction book was written based on Semmelweiss's life. Good read. Can't remember the name, 'twas years ago!

Ferdinand Celine, the French collaborationist and author, did his medical dissertation on Dr Semmelweiss. An interesting story of one doctor's fight against the ingrained stupidity of his time, er, I mean received wisdom.



Re: "Good" old days ? #119103
01/13/04 06:43 PM
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Thanks for the links, wow! Very interesting indeed. I remember watching a special on the History of Sex. They told how women in the 1930's were encouraged to use Lysol as birth control. Of course, it didn't work and some women, in their desperation, ended up killing themselves with too strong a dosage. Very sad.

My favorite heroine on the subject is Margaret Sanger. What an intelligent, caring and courageous woman she was.

http://www.time.com/time/time100/leaders/profile/sanger.html


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