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Saturday, 25 October 2014


The Persian physician Rhazes (854-925 AD) was widely regarded as the greatest doctor in the world of his time. He was appointed chief of a large hospital in Baghdad, whose site he chose by hanging pieces of meat at various points throughout the city and then choosing the place where the piece of meat was the last one to turn rotten. He thereby recognized a connection between putrefaction and disease.

The first occupational disease ever recorded in medical literature was ‘chimney sweep’s scrotum’. The attributing of scrotal cancer in children to their job as chimney sweeps was made in 1775.

Lyme Disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, where several cases were first discovered in the 1970s.

That a magnesium deficiency either precedes or follows nearly every disease.

During 5,000 years of recorded human history, we have only eradicated one disease — smallpox.

About 75 percent of infectious diseases that occur in humans also affect animals.

Pneumonia kills more children under the age of five than any other disease, claiming a young life every 20 seconds.

The longest word in the English language is 45 letters long: "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis." It is the scientific name for a type of lung disease.

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