September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
From testing men throughout the country to holding fundraising events, ZERO -
The Project to End Prostate Cancer works to bring prostate cancer to the forefront
of the cancer community.
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awareness about the disease and fights to end it.
LifeScience Moment: Ether was first used as a surgical anesthetic."
On September 30, 1846, ether was first used as a surgical inhalation anesthetic by William Morton to extract a tooth from merchant Eben Frost
at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Crawford Long, an American physician and pharmacist in Jefferson, Georgia, used ether for the first time on March 30, 1842 to
remove a tumor from the neck of James M. Venable. Long subsequently removed a second tumor from Venable, and later used ether as
an anesthetic in amputations and childbirth. The results of these trials were published in 1848 in The Southern Medical and Surgical Journal.
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"In essence, science is a perpetual search for an intelligent and integrated comprehension of the world we live in."
Cornelius Bernardus Van Neil, U. S. microbiologist