September 28 is World Rabies Day.
World Rabies Day, a global health observance that seeks to raise awareness about
rabies and enhance prevention and control efforts.
Co-sponsored by CDC and the Alliance for Rabies Control (ARC) since 2007, World
Rabies Day has been celebrated in countries throughout the world, including the U.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
Digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph of rod-shaped Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria (Photo Credit: NIAID)
"A complete, consistent, unified theory is only the first step: our goal is a complete understanding of the events around us, and of our own existence. "
Stephen Hawking, Physicist