September is World Alzheimer's Month.
September is World Alzheimer's Month. Worldwide, 35 million people and their families are
affected by dementia. Join us by raising awareness, reducing stigma and sharing your story.
Together, we can help end Alzheimer's.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in
Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's
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.
Life Science Evolution...
It's a Small World
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding of a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician