Also, for anyone worried about potential medical ethics issues, the romance didn’t begin until after their doctor/patient relationship had come to an end.
Whether the film itself is any good is likely to remain a mystery as it apparently only aired once, and we can’t find the full version anywhere online.
It has to be admitted, it doesn’t look like they’re taking things entirely seriously.
Written by Leola Mae Harmon, it tells of the genuinely incredible facial reconstruction surgery carried out on her mouth after it was badly disfigured in a car accident.
The operation was revolutionary as it was the first time vaginal tissue had been used reconstructive surgery.
Stallings is quoted in the book as saying to Leola:
I couldn’t figure how to make up for the mucosa you’d be missing from the upper lip after the operation. Then it dawned on me that you have an unlimited, undamaged source of healthy mucosa if you won’t mind my performing a clinical trial on something that has never been tried before.
Leola was US Air Force nurse, and was about to leave the service when the accident took place. Her enlistment in the Air Force was extended so that the cost of her treatment, which took several years to fully complete, was covered.
Knowing the state of the US health insurance system, this seems like it was an extremely canny move.
So, despite the title of the book and film, there was kind of a happy ending after all.
Credit: US Cochrane Center
Image credit: Consilium Vitalis
Zilberstein will not be permitted to practice medicine in Washington until his charges are resolved.
Via Washington Post
This is our summer intern Belle Johnson's first post for us, and it's a good 'un.
A new lead in the Banksy mystery has revealed the original works upon which his/her/their/my infamous paintings are based.Photographer Jeff Friesen is the original creator of the strongly political and Lego-ey works of art, showcased in his underappreciated collection: Bricksy. Yes, Banksy even had cheek name him/her/their/myself after the work he/she/they/I copied.
"Oh no" cries the little girl. "My chinese takeaway box attached to an umbrella handle has blown away. Now what will I do?"
A telling snapshot of the year 1679: a time when bananas were as large as men, randomised words had surplus Ps and Es in abundance, and 1 in 2 people had caviar instead of hair.
A particular favourite due to the sinister little Lego smiles, which seem to say: “Hey seagull. I’m now going to crush you with this fridge. Because no one likes seagulls.”
A classic love story of fuzz meets fuzz, and proceeds to wink erotically while fondling other fuzz’s beard.
The Definitive Bricksy, because:
Sleep like a genius pic.twitter.com/m6VrqklGKo— Conrad Hackett (@conradhackett) June 11, 2014
The diagram shows the sleeping habits of various well-known clever people, and was created by New York Magazine based on information they culled from the book Daily Rituals - How Artists Work, by Mason Curry.
It seems everyone liked to get their head down for a good chunk of time everyday - it’s just the time of day they picked which is of interest.
For example, 19th Century French novelist Honoré de Balzac used to ‘climb the wooden hill to Bedfordshire’ around the same time most of us are commuting back from work.
Of course, in the olden days there wasn’t electricity, and it did get dark early in the winter months - so heading to bed in the late afternoon doesn’t actually seem that odd.
And hellraising walking skeleton Keith Richards apparently once stayed awake for 9 days. Eventually he literally fell asleep on the spot, falling down and breaking his nose.