Diseases and Disorders

Cryogenic Preservation's Lasting Effects


Amanda Cronk

Professor Decker

Bio 109



Cryogenic Preservation's Lasting Effects

Thoughts for vaccinating a child

    Most people are very familiar with vaccinations; whether they have children that were vaccinated at birth, they remember themselves vaccinated or someone they know being vaccinated. It is a typical that the majority of people have received vaccines because, this is what we have been taught to be the best practice. There have been many requirements throughout the world, requiring students to be vaccinated to attend school.

Fraudulent Foundations

         People donate money to different medical foundations in hopes to raise awareness and further research. Many people do this to help ill patients, in memory of someone who they have known that passed from the sickness or to do what they think is a kind act of good heartedness. In recent years, some foundations have been found to be fraudulent. This means that they are advertising for people to donate money to their fictional foundation. Then when donations are made, the money is not going to a foundation but into the con artists’ pockets. Rebecca R.

Why do parents refuse to vaccinate their children?

In recent years the concern about childhood vaccinations has become a focus. For the most part in first world countries vaccinate-preventable diseased have greatly been reduced through routine vaccinated programs (Harmsen 2013). Despite the prevention these vaccines have had for people there are still parents who are apprehensive when it comes to giving their children these same vaccinations, there is even a small portion of parents who simply refuse. If these vaccines have been proven to help saves the lives of children, why wouldn’t parents want to give their children the upper hand?

Not all battle wounds are physical

The wounds of the battlefield can truly follow you home.  Although the period of testing is nowhere near as long as the WW2, or Vietnam War the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan have had many difficulties with PTSD.  The findings in the Clinical Psychological Review by Schnurr and Lonne conclude that veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are likely to experience poorer functioning and lower objective living conditions and satisfaction and have a lesser quality life.  This staggering conclusion really makes you wonder how deep the sacrifice is for war veterans.


The Common Book That Became The Rare Book

So I ended up with a very small book, with the dimensions of around 3x5 inches and weighed approximately 1 pound, by Culpepper published in 1751 titled, “Complete and Experienced Midwife.” This book was probably used by lower-classed midwifes during the 18th century as a guide to child bearing and proper remedies for the diseases. At first glance of the book, the cover is made from leather and is probably the original cover, since the cover seems to used and scuffed with marks.

Early Modern Medicine: Far From the Medicine We Know

Mercurius Compilalitius: or, a Guide to the Practical Physician is the extravagant title of this three-hundred-year-old book written by Theoph Bonet available at the Osler Library for consultation. The binding is half ripped off due to its age. Its cover is hard and woody, with nothing written on it. It is of a dark brownish color with a tinge of red and the fore edge of this book is also of this same color. Only a few words are carved on the spine of the book. From far, it looks like a large brick.

A Guide into Early Modern Medicine


Mercurius Compitalitius: or, a Guide to the Practical Physician is a roughly 5lbs (2.3kg) guide that was written in English. It was published in 1684, with rough dimensions of 8x13 inches.

The main contents of this book or “guide” focuses on medicine and how to treat various diseases or disorders. The book had the aroma of herbal medicines, while at the same time a smoke-like smell. The cover of the book was brown, plain and seems to be made up of wood.