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Audiobook narrator Edison McDaniels reviews ‘I am perhaps dying’

Audiobook narrator Edison McDaniels reviews ‘I am perhaps dying’

I AM PERHAPS DYING: The Medical Backstory of Spinal Tuberculosis Hidden in the Civil War Diary of Leroy Wiley Gresham by Dennis Rasbach, MD, FACS A scholarly yet imminently readable and fascinating account of a twenty-first century surgeon’s analysis and perspective on the medical care and musings of one Leroy Wiley Gresham. If you read nothing else about medicine in the nineteenth century, read this. If you have no interest in medicine in the nineteenth century, read this. Leroy Gresham…

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Douglass — The Nature of Slavery

Douglass — The Nature of Slavery

“The very accompaniments of the slave system stamp it as the offspring of hell itself.” THE NATURE OF SLAVERY  is an extract from a lecture Douglass gave on December 1, 1850. The US would erupt into war over the issue a decade later. Read by Edison McDaniels. A presentation of EDISON Audio LLC. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1818. He learned to read and write at the age of 12. He escaped to freedom at the ago of…

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Douglass — Letter to His Old Master

Douglass — Letter to His Old Master

I am your fellow man, but not your slave. Published in September 1848, Douglass ended his now historic letter to his former master, Thomas Auld, with those immortal words. The letter is presented in its entirety here. Read by Edison McDaniels. A presentation of EDISON Audio LLC. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1818. He learned to read and write at the age of 12. He escaped to freedom at the ago of 20 in 1838. In addition to…

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Case 1784 — Hank

Case 1784 — Hank

Episode 1 By 1914, when the drama here played out for real, Harvey Cushing had already done a great deal of work on the pituitary gland and its functions. He was the first to discover it’s capacity as the ‘master gland of the body.’ Also, the fact that it controls growth. One of the more common types of pituitary tumors produces excess growth hormone. This is the cause of illness in our patient. Imagine how Hank must have suffered. Agonizing…

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SAVING KING

SAVING KING

https://surgicalfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/King-5-min-Sample.mp3  A shot rings out and a King dies. But for 64 minutes, the issue is in doubt. At 6:01 pm on April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King was shot. He was pronounced dead at 7:05 pm at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Memphis, TN after a failed attempt at open cardiac massage. He was 39 years old. King was standing on the balcony outside room 306 on the second floor of the Lorraine Motel when, in the words of biographer…

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