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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: June 2009

Remembering a son of a gun who was the son of a pharmacist

Posted by: Didapper PJThu, 4 Jun 2009

Next Thursday, 11 June 2009, is the 30th anniversary of the death of the American actor John Wayne, famed for his roles in Western movies.Born Marion Robert Morrison in Winterset, Iowa, in 1907, Wayne was the son of a pharmacist. His father Clyde developed a lung condition that required him to move his family from Iowa to the warmer climate of southern California.

Is your goose cooked if you consume foie gras?

Posted by: Didapper PJThu, 4 Jun 2009

Traditionally, pâté de foie gras is produced by force-feeding geese with large quantities of corn to produce enlarged livers — a procedure so stressful for the birds that it has been banned in many countries.

A pioneer of neonatology

Posted by: Didapper PJThu, 4 Jun 2009

Have you ever come across the word “backronym”? First cited in a 1983 Washington Post column, it is a portmanteau word derived from “back” and “acronym”.

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