Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

When nerve surgeon Dr Susan Mackinnon needed help to finish an operation, she reached, as she often does, for a mid-20th Century book of anatomy. Thanks to the complex hand-drawn illustrations – showing the human body peeled back layer by layer – Dr Mackinnon, from Washington University in St Louis, was able to complete the procedure. The book she had used, the innocuous-sounding Pernkopf Topographic Anatomy of Man, is widely considered to be the best…

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Yes, you can still enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy during Arizona’s hottest months: Here’s how

Yes, you can still enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy during Arizona’s hottest months: Here’s how

Use an umbrella, pergola, or other shade structure to keep the sun from shining directly on the hot tub during the day. This will reduce the amount of heat that collects and make it easier to cool the water before soaking, even on the hottest days. (Photo: Courtesy Imagine Backyard Living) Attention hot tub fans! Phoenix’s rising temps shouldn’t mean the end of your hydrotherapy routine. In fact, you’ll find energy expenses drop during the summer…

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People with serious lung condition can still exercise, says campaign

People with serious lung condition can still exercise, says campaign

A new campaign focussing on the stories of three people living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) shows their personal experiences of the progressively debilitating lung condition. Photograph: iStock A new campaign focussing on the stories of three people living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) shows their personal experiences of the progressively debilitating lung condition. The videos, part of a global “Fight IPF” campaign supported by the Mater Hospital and the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (ILFA),…

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