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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: July 2009

Estimating a child’s future height

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 8 Jul 2009

Traditionally it has been accepted that one could make a fairly accurate estimate of a child’s potential height from the parents’ stature but for some that is not good enough.

Mithridate — an antidote fit for a king

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 8 Jul 2009

4 July not true Independence Day

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 1 Jul 2009

The whole world knows that today, 4 July, is Independence Day in the US. But what most people do not know is that there is little justification for celebrating on this day. Independence was actually declared on 2 July 1776 and most of the signatures on the Declaration of Independence were not inscribed until a month later.

Died in the cause of research

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 1 Jul 2009

Seventy-five years ago, on 4 July 1934, Marie Curie, pioneer in the field of radiation, died in France of aplastic anaemia. She was 66. Her achievements had included the creation of a theory of radioactivity (a term that she herself coined), techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes and the discovery of two new elements, polonium and radium.

An early expert in the art of marketing

Posted by: Bystander PJWed, 1 Jul 2009

In London’s Southwark Cathedral there is a glitzy monument commemorating a 17th century self-styled “physitian” who made a fortune from the sale of quack medicine.

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