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Homini Verminoso who created “Orthopaedia”

Fadlurrahman Manaf Surabaya, Indonesia   Figure 1. Nicolas Andry (1658-1742)1 Homini Verminoso (worm man) was the nickname given to the Paris professor Nicolas Andry de Bois-Regard, so called because of his work in parasitology.1,2 In 1700 he wrote a book titled De la generation des vers dans le corps de l’homme. De la nature et […]

The last of the “just”

R. S. Steinberg Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA   Photography by Mauro Quercia   My dentist approached the chair to crown one of my favorite teeth. I am a retired orthopedic surgeon, and a fearful dental patient. I smiled sadly, and opened. When she removed the swab, I proposed a challenge. “Could you get through one day of […]