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The every-day drugs are those the student and practitioner should know the most about. The symptomatology of at least twenty -five drugs should be as familiar to the homceopathist as his A B C's. This accomplished, the host of others, both new and old, can be more easily compared, understood, and made of practical value. Let each one choose his twenty-five, according to the needs of his climate and practice, and become therewith a thorough master.
No one respects a mechanic who cannot handle at least a few essential tools skilfully. So it should be with the therapeutist. Ipecac, is one of these every-day tools. The Ipecac, of commer- cial medicine is the dried root of Cephaelis ipecacuanha, a small shrub growing in Brazil. The common German name, beech- wurzel vomit-root tells best its primary effect, which is due to its alkaloid am I in. But its peculiar odor also excites, in some, sneezing and asthma, this again being probably due to a fetid volatile oil contained in the plant.
These primary effects outline its most marked spheres of action, viz. But its detailed symptomatology will disclose a much broader field of application, especially in the manifold re- flex condition of nervous and rheumatic patients. Almost everywhere when Ipecac, is indicated there is distressing, intense nausea and inclination to vomit, or after vomiting there is imme- diate inclination to do so again. Constant nausea, generally with a clean tongue, is a key-note to the use of Ipecac. Cocculus has a similar headache, but, with the same intense nausea, more vertigo, con- fusion and stupefaction, the sensation in the brain being as though it were rolled up or compressed into a smaller bulk.
If Ipecac, in potencies of the 30th and upward, is at hand for immediate use at short intervals when the attack begins, and is taken occasionally for premonitions of returns, it will entirely cure such cases. The nausea of Ipecac, is worse stooping, accompanied by sweat, foul breath, sometimes thirst, and always seems to come from the stomach ; there is often a sensation as if the abdomen were hanging down relaxed as under Tabac. Nausea accompanies all the haemorrhages of Ipecac, viz.
In children this nausea is often followed by convulsions, especi- ally w T hen such indigestible substances as lemon-peel, etc. Hearn, of Toronto, Ont. Ipecac, best suits fat, chubby, pale children, and cures their summer diarrhoeas and beginnings of cholera infantum. Respiratory Tract. Arsenic often completes the cure of such cases. Later, in the bronchial catarrh of infants, the cough of Ipecac, is dry, tickling, spasmodic, and ends in choking and gagging.
I enough to describe this tickling, they will say thai it extends from the larynx to the very Lowest extremity of the bronchi. Still later, Ipecac, is indicated when auscultation shows loud, coarn mucus rales over the chest, with violent paroxysms of cough- ing, vomiting and retching, which dislodges some of the mucus and affords temporary relief.
Before such paroxysms the child has a pale face and blue surface, and sutlers extreme dyspnoea. It is necessary to distinguish Antim. In the lath r the child is more prostrated and cold, there are more extensive and finer rales over the chest, and the cougli has lessened, or almost erased, with increased dyspnoea and drowsiness. Alto- gether it is a more alarming and serious condition than that of Ipecac.
In whooping-cough Ipecac, meets the extreme spasmodic con- vulsive cough, which results in the child stiffening and becoming rigidypale or blue and loses its breath; the expression of nausea is present, and relief comes with the relaxation of the spasm and vomiting of phlegm. Cina and Cuprum have very similar spasms, the latter being relieved by a drink of cold water. In Asthma, Ipecac, applies, as does its complement Arsenic, to the spasmodic truly nervous variety, when the sudden wheezing, dyspnoea, with weight and anxiety about the prsecordia threaten immediate suffocation, the least motion aggraveitcs, and the cough is incessant, with- out expectoration, causing lividity, until gagging and vomiting bring relief.
The haemoptysis of Ipecac, consists of gushes of bright-red blood, or repeated hacking of frothy, bloody sputa, always with nausea and gagging, and sometimes with sudden suffocation, or sensation of bubbling in the chest. Female Genitals. The same pain about the umbilicus, shooting from left to right and down into the hypogastrium, may accom- pany deficient labor-pains and indicate Ipecac. In uterine hemorrhages, as Prof. Guernsey writes : " Where there is a steady floiv of b rigid-red blood give Ipecac, and don't resort to ap- plications, manipulations, etc.
It most resembles Eupatorium. Cuprum and Arsenic complement Ipecac, mainly in chest troubles. Most of the cures recorded for Ipecac, were made upon women and children. During the past four years I have treated many cases, and during the last year more than usual. The latter method is easy for the doctor and pleasant to the patient, and where they are applicable, the case not requiring surgical means, their employment is often followed by gratifying results. In my opinion and experience they are indicated in conditions of the rectum in which the internal haemorrhoids do not have a tendency to suppurate, but rather to a flow of clear blood either dark or bright, and the characteristic itching, crawling, amounting sometimes to almost pain.
I find these suppositories in many cases very soothing to that class of patients who desire relief, yet decline an examination. A few cases taken from my books, treated during the summer of , are given below. Case I. May 17th, better, continued same treatment. On the 1st of June came to my office, said he had been all right for a few days, but now an intolerable itching, with no bleeding, gave trouble.
Pre- scribed Aesculus Hip. June 3d, better, continued same, which was followed by a cure and as yet no return. Case II. June 30th, better, continued same treatment. Patient cured. Case III. Cask IV. Cured in tour days. Case V — July 1st, Mrs. This case was cured by using three suppositories of Aesculus with Ham. Case VI. Case VII. Two dozen suppositories of Aesculus with Ham. Case VIII. Case IX.
Case X. I might add, Mr. A Case of Aconite Poisoning. W , aged seventy-nine, weighing pounds, in fairly good health, came here a few days ago to visit some friends. He immediately complained of great smarting in the mouth and fauces, with difficulty of breathing. The bottle was examined, and thus the mistake at once discovered. His brother gave him a tumbler of milk to drink, which undoubtedly retarded the action of the drug a few minutes, and sent a man after a physi- cian.
I was soon at the side of the patient, and found him excited, with the heart's action greatly increased, and difficult respiration. He now fainted, but soon recovered con- sciousness. His pulse at this time dropped to 40 beats to the minute. The next morn- ing the patient walked to my office, none the worse for the unhappy experience. I have used Apomorphine before in similar cases, where urgent and prompt vomiting was necessary, and have never seen its use followed by any bad effects.
The only unpleasant thing I have noticed was that after free vomiting had taken place the contrac- tions of the stomach still kept up in some cases , which almost resembled a violent hiccough, and this passed off in two or three hours. Neither have the patients complained of nausea, but of some dizziness. A Case of Asthma, with Belladonna Poisoning. One of my best patients, a married lady, aged fifty-two years, weighing about pounds, rather light complexioned, although not a well-defined blonde, is a great sufferer from asthma, a chronic case of some fifteen years' standing.
One of the worst cases of bronchitic asthma I ever saw. At such times when the attacks come on she will gasp for breath, the nostrils will be dilated, eyes protruding, and muscles of anterior neck bulging in and out in the desperate effort to expel the air. Many doctors have attended this case, many quack inhalations been used, but nothing gives much relief, the patient being generally compelled to grunt out the attack. I have vainly prescribed homceopathically, pored over the pages of my materia medica with the assistance of the midnight oil, and sought information from various writers, only to fall back on small hypodermic injections of morphia and atrophine, which always seemed to have power to control the distressing symptoms.
I had found after many trials that the morphia and atropia acted much better together than the opium alone. Boon after the second dose Bhe complained of great heat and dryness of the mouth and throat, which was soon increased to a feeling of burning, as if she was on fire, with nausea, faintness, could not stand without help; vomiting was present, with much thirst. Then there came on great mental excitement, partial hallucinations, and patient was decidedly hysterical. The face became red and flushed, with some headache. These unfavorable symptoms partially passed off in three or four hours, but the dilatation of pupils and impair- ment of vision continued marked during the next twenty-four hours.
The patient w r as very weak and excited the next day. Face some- what redder than usual. There was an increased desire to urinate, accompanied by scalding and burning in the urethra; could only make a few drops at a time, yet after straining somewhat a free stream would be passed.
It might be well, in this place, to add, that I have reduced the close of Belladonna to 4 and 5 drops, repeated in an hour, and find, in this case, it controls the asthma satisfactorily to the patient, this small dose producing the characteristic dryness of the mucous membranes.
Falls Village, Conn. Reply to Dr. Hale, the doctor informs the public that " Dr. Roth reports in the Recorder remarkable results from tincture Pennyroyal. An error in a formula is in the nature of a damnation, hence it is important, if not imperative, that this charge of " some error " be carefully looked into. Well, who made an error?
What is it? Nous verrons. In Dr. Roth's exceedingly interesting and highly important communication to the Recorder, vol. He then says : " I procured the fresh plant and made a tincture, as directed in the American Homoeo- pathic Pharmacopoeia, under article ' Hedeoma,' " or, in other words, the doctor finding no formula for preparing a tincture from red pennyroyal, he proceeded to make it in like form and manner as the tincture of Hedeoma is directed to be made, the only difference being that he used a like proportional quantity of Cuphea or red pennyroyal instead of Hedeoma or squawmint.
It is at least pre- sumable that Dr. Hale gave a similar reading to this portion of Dr. Roth's article; indeed, the most strained and distorted con- struction could hardly convince the average mind that Dr.
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Roth used any plant but Cuphea vise, in preparing his tincture. Roth also says : " This made a beautiful dark-green tincture, having an aromatic a fragrant, agreeable odor and a slight astrin- gent taste. How does this description of C. The last might be said to have a coarse, gross smell. However, some per- sons may fancy this wild-woods' odor and call it fragrant. Ferula and Limburger have many admirers. Should some doubting Thomas or smart Aleck still have a lingering hope that Dr. Roth didn't know what he was about when he made his famous tincture, and that, " partly by design and partly by mere accident," he ex- perimented with Hedeoma, and not with Cuphea, his article, con- tinuing, says : " I gave it a fair trial for two seasons.
If a scrupler lingers, he is in a bad way, and it may be that " he hath no delight in understanding. It is in many respects convenient for plants to have a familiar every-day name, although at times this may create some confusion, especially when two or more plants have the same com- mon name, yet differ from each in every other particular, i. Is itGelsemium or Jasminum? Which Snake- root?
Hale read Dr. Roth's article carefully? Or did he, in the hurry of business, get things mixed and museed up? Beneka, senega, or Virginia. Not to speak of the other four-score-and- ten of as poor old trees, bashes, weeds, roots, bark, leaves, etc.
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Hedeoma pu, has at least three common oames, viz. Hale not to see and appreciate the close and ardent mingling of Eedeoma, Squaw, and Mint when the first is taken by the second in copious "hot infusions for producing perspiration ;" regular red-hot sqaawmint juleps. To prevent any con- fusion which may and must arise from this commingling of names, the botanical nomenclature was adopted, by means of which the technical name of any plant is definitely fixed and established.
Hale says that " Cuphea is not a pennyroyal, but a loose strife. Right you are, but why perpetrate such a prodigious joke? This reminds one of some of the questions and replies occasionally found in the notes and queries column of the newspapers. For example: From the Slabtown Ariel: "We kindly assure a constant reader that cat- tail-grass is not a grass-tail-cat.
Hale did not notice it was plainly stated in Dr. Roth's article that Cuph. Hale says: "There are only two plants called pennyroyal. Roth's article if there were two, or two hundred, or two thousand so-called penny- royals. He, Dr. Hale says that Isanthus is one of the " only two " plants called pennyroyal. Is that so? Isanthus cceruleus has at least two common names, one of them being blue gentian. This name might cause some persons to think that it might belong to Gentianacea?
They have not even a speaking acquaintance. It has another common name, viz. That "ojous " prefix might cause the powerful and mighty old pennyroyal family to stick out its lips at a thing which was lipless, and false-faced besides. Hed might say to Isa : " You stuck up thing ; you got into Labiata fraudulently, and you want folks to call you pennyroyal. What impudence! Hale says it is one of the " only two," and that ends the matter. This consolation remains, and it also just exactly fits the case of Dr. Hale existed, and will in all probability be called by that name after he has gone hence, to be no more seen of men.
The man that knew everything " from the cedar that is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall," died nearly three thousand years ago, and his place has not yet been filled. Just here it might be well to mention that the English pennyroyal is Menthse pulegium Parr, et al , and that some of its preparations — Oleum menthse pul.
This name, pennyroyal, is a good example of many plants that have the same common name. Thus, Hedeoma is in- differently called pennyroyal, wild pennyroyal, and squawmint; Isanthus is the false and Cuphea the red pennyroyal ; Mentha pu. As there are many precincts yet to be heard from, its majority may be increased. Hale closes his remarks, saying that " Isanthus is much used in domestic practice It is to be regretted that certain other persons do not in- vestigate fully some one or more plants growing in their immediate neighborhood, and which are more or less used in domestic practice.
Not every one might have the same rich reward which attended Dr.
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Roth in his researches, and in the successful scientific application of the facts which he arrived at, but surely such investigations should not be neglected. An art or science which is not progressing will very soon retrograde. As for Dr. Roth, his Cuphea is Cuphea, and Viscosissima is his profit. Frederick, Md. As the botanical description in my first article was credited to Prof. Engelbrecht, it was deemed only proper that he should have the privilege of replying to Dr. Hale's uncalled for criticism. After a third season's use of Cuphea, I can only add that I can use the remedy with increased confidence where properly indicated.
It is not tincture pennyroyal, as erroneously stated by Dr. Hale, but tincture Cuphea vise, an entirely different plant. Editor of the Homoeopathic Recorder : Learning that you were about publishing my article on the won- derful Skookum Chuck Lake, of the new State of Washington, I wish to say that since that article was written for the U.
With the first decimal attenuation, a two-grain powder mixed in halt' a glass of water, and a teaspoonful of this mixture given every two or three hours, I have cured two eases of eczema, one ease of chronic, oft-appearing, urticaria, and one case of palmaritis of years' standing. This Latter case was that of a gentleman who was so greatly and grievously affected that he could do no work on account of his hands being so raw and sore, and they looked so badly, and caused so much notice and remark, the patient was forced to wear gloves all the time.
In addition to giving the remedy internally, I made some soap with the salts and had the patient wash his hands twice daily with the suds.
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His hands were entirely well in three weeks. I find that beauti- ful soap can be made with these salts, and I am glad to learn that Messrs. I hope they will also have toilet soap made from the salts so that we may all have something to recommend to take the place of the dangerous preparations, such as " Cuta Cura," which are being sold to and used by our patients. I think that a toilet soap made from the Skookum Chuck Lake water or its salts would prove more beneficial to all eruptions or diseases of the skin than any other soap or pre- paration now being sold by druggists or pharmacists.
Reed, editor of the Investigator, reports a case of chronic Otitis Media, of seven years standing, where there was a profuse, ichorous, cadaverously smelling discharge. Arsenicum was indicated, but failed to cure. The auricle and parts below the ear had been raw and sore for a long time on account of the discharge.
Aqua Skookum Chuck was given internally and used locally. In two weeks the ear was well. Reed is now using the remedy in another case of eczema with beneficial results, and with flattering prospects of a speedy cure. Respectfully, W. Gentry, M. Gentry was published in our last number, November, , Recorder. The number of known genera in this family is 18, and of species about I desire to include in my paper all medical information concerning any species.
I urgently solicit physicians of any country to send me all observations relating to the toxic and curative powers of any member of this important family, before June 1, Hale, M. A New Remedy. Having used this new remedy a good deal recently, I desire to call the attention of physicians to it. The first notice that I ever saw of the medical uses of Passiflora incarnata was in the New Orleans Medical Journal, about or , by Dr.
Phares, of Mississippi. He gives some trials of this remedy, made by Dr. Lindsay, then of Bayou Gros Tete, La. He first used it in tetanus of infants, with success. He finally reports his successful use of it for thirty years in tetanus neonatorum. After he settled in New Orleans he extended his experiments with this remedy.
That which grows on thin up-land is much the best. After using it for many years he says : "J am satisfied that it is no narcotic, as it never stupefies or overpowers the senses" I have used it frequently in cases of sleep- lessness of infants, as well as in adults, and find that it produces sound and refreshing sleep, from which the patient may be awakened at any time, and if allowed, will soon fall to sleep again. I have tried it in many grave cases of neuralgia, in which it has proven a very positive remedy, in doses of 25 to 30 drops every four to six hours.
It is almost a specific for neuralgia and tetanus in full doses, re- peated every two hours until the subject falls asleep. The aqueous extract is a good application to chancres and painful ulcers and open cancers ; also erysipelas. It is very soothing to painful piles, and aids in their cure. For new burns and scalds it perhaps has no equal. Hale, than whom there is no closer observer, says : " I have found Passiflora prompt to relieve ery- sipelas.
For horses, the dose of the fluid extract is from 8 ounces to 1 pint, repeated if necessary. Phares, son of Dr. Phares, says that the inspissated juice, reduced to a powder, is the best preparation. As a soporific, the concentrated extract, if properly made, would soon supersede Morphia. It should be gathered in May and made up.
Goss, A. Marietta, Ga. In homoeopathic practice the o of Pasziflora incarnata is pre- ferred. The case reported on p.
In the above instance the doctor made a masterly prescription — virtually " covered " his case, and with a remedy but little used. He had the usual reward of the good prescriber : entire relief in twenty-four hours. But he is " astonished not to find Oxalic acid among the remedies to be considered " in lumbago. While grass grows and water runs he will not find it there — the genius of the remedy not including the rheumatic sphere. Look up its toxicology! Some of the extremists in our ranks assert that no symptoms of any practical value are ever to be gotten from poisonings with mate- rial doses.
Well, the first recorded symptom in Dr. Arrowsmith, vide Christison. Oxalic acid has long been a favorite remedy with me in cardiac troubles occurring in highly " nervous " patients. In these cases it must not be mistaken for Baryta carb. Long before the year of our Lord , he that was St. Gall, having received all the learning that the academies of Ireland could convey and in those early days the Emerald Isle shone pre-eminent in letters , departed therefrom on a pilgrimage to Switzerland.
In its pages is found the account of Brother Notkerus ; and we deem it so curious that we shall give our reader a glance at him. His pictures and poems have been suffered to perish, and the few remaining specimens of his jests are obscured by Gothic Latin ; but two examples of his medical abilities have been preserved. The monastic doctor alternately examined the bottle and the patient, scientifically and shrewdly. At length, bursting with inspiration, he exclaimed : ' Behold a miracle! A man, nay, this mighty Duke hath conceived, and in thirty days he shall bring forth a son, and suckle him at his breasts.
Some temporary disgrace was incurred ; but, through the earnest intercession of Notkerus, the Duke was appeased, and the lady, when recovered, was restored to favor at Court. In a paper by Dr. Jones, I recollect reading of an eighteenth-century physician who, by examining a man's week-day water, could tell what trade he followed, and from his Sunday elimination define his religion. These things are enough to make our modern physiological chemists green with envy. He, the humorous Duke, the " scientific " Notkerus, and the fair maid of honor, rest from their labors especially the fair maid , and after Dine centuries we read of their doings — thanks to Brother Ekkard's goose-quill.
The President's Address. The address of the President, Selden H. Talcott, M. Among other eminently practical things, Dr. Talcott said : "The Asylum at Middletown has flourished for more than fifteen years; and to this day it accomplishes a success which always character- izes a strict application of homoeopathic medicines to the treatment and cure of disease. By way of episode we may here remark: The more carefully and persistently, we. Carmichael's paper, under the title of " The Pharmacy of Dilution," is a general shaking up of physicians, pharmacists and pharmacopoeia makers.
Other preparations received prolonged suc- cussion on the machinery of a grist-mill, and still others are made in special apparatus where, by automatic arrangement, a receptacle is filled and emptied, and the liquid that adheres to its sides is sup- posed to contain the spirit or essence that impregnates the fresh supply. Some of these high potencies are ' run up ' with alcohol, and others with water, except the final potencies, which are alcohol.
The products of these various processes are alike in one respect, viz. It is quite evident that the writer does not have a great deal of faith in high potencies, yet every reader of homoeopathic literature knows that there are many physicians who have a most unbounded faith in them. It is not the Recorder's purpose to take sides in this dispute, but to point out what should be plain to all, namely, that the pharmacist who starts with mother tincture and makes a first dilution, giving it " twelve powerful succussive strokes," — by which is meant that the vial is corked, held firmly in the fist, and pounded twelve times on a stiff cushion, — follows this dilution with the second, and so on up, using nothing but alcohol and giving each dilution twelve strokes, has faithfully followed Hahnemann's direc- tions ; and if there is any virtue in high potencies, it will surely be found in those run up in this manner, the menstruum through- out being alcohol.
As the one part to one hundred of each potency is mingled with the succeeding one, the vial containing it is corked, and the mingling is made beyond question by means of the strokes. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This book is a collection of more than Jamaican proverbs, a few poems and tales including Ananse. Each proverb is written in Jamaican dialect followed by a semi-literal or literal translation and the meaning. Read more Read less. On the other hand, there's a pretty large crew of people I met there who I treasure to this day for our conversations over the years and for things we have done together, to support each other.
I switched from F to W for a while, then cross-posting started amplifying the voices from whom I'd purposely moved away, and I just shrugged, with some regret, hoping that some of those I'd left behind would show up here. And I keep encountering them, or I stay in touch with them. Lately, I've found something akin to it over at FILE as well as here, which has kept the original flame going for quite a while now. Also, for the first time since leaving Virginia, I've found local fans again.
When we were in MA, I thought I'd hit it when they announced Pi Con in my town, and was somewhat floored to find that all the organizers were from somewhere else. Lucy Kemnitzer My approach to trilogies depends on the nature of the material; e. If I don't know anything but the blurb, I think about whether reading the first book will save me from wanting to read the others. Jacque No, Woodrow Wilson Smith aka Lazarus Long was the child of a Howard family; this is made absolutely clear near the end of "Time Enough to Screw Around", when his mother participates in the sign-countersign.
He was a ridiculously successful result for that early although Mary Sperling couldn't be more than two generations later , but he wasn't outside the program. Lila I've eaten small game once -- in a stew at an SCA event. This was in Rhode Island, so opossum might or might not have been involved it was almost 40 years ago. I went cold-turkey on Usenet twice in the mid's, as following just a couple of social groups was turning into a multiple-hours-per-day habit; one of these days I'll learn to skim. I was also on a homebrewers' digest in the early 's. I'm good at following favorite authors; much less good at discovering new ones.
So, what's new and good? Instantly engaging voice. It turns out to be part of a series I haven't read, which throws the pacing off, but it still works. A couple of state-of-the-world links: Norwegian ex-PM detained at US border due to Iran visit Female chess master throws game as a protest against not being assigned male opponents. I've had rattlesnake.
Not much meat on 'em that time of year. And yes, it does taste like chicken. What, to your mind, makes it particularly "from the seventies"? And, one assumes from this comment, that it hasn't aged well? I think people mean "wild" in the sense of "unpredictable, untamable, and likely to be dangerous", but my mental translation is always "non-submissive self-owned fellow citizen, who isn't particularly interested in your agenda, isn't necessarily willing to tolerate your human-privileged shite, and is more than willing to let you know if you cross their personal boundaries.
And who may or may not regard you as potential dinner if they happen to be hungry. Viewed from this angle, non-human cohabitants are perfectly lovely people—as long as you behave yourself and treat them with awareness and respect. My friend Patti and I came across a fairly young one 3 lbs-ish? I did take a stick and hold it over so the 'pine could flip at it with his or her tail. I should store them with the ones I bought at a gift shop near Seattle, which are eight to ten inches long, and, like, a quarter inch in diameter. Dog would disappear.
source We'd set up camp. Dog would come back. Dad would get out the pliers, get the dog up on the picnic table, put a knee in his chest, and extract the mouthful of porcupine quills. Smart dog. I guess he just enjoyed the chase more than he disliked the consequences. The moths ate that, as well as the wild canary wing joint I kept with it. That would have been I thought distinctly that the point was specifically made that he was a sport unaccounted for by the breeding program. But I've only ever made it through TEFL once maybe twice , and that was a very long time ago, so my memory is not to be relied upon.
My copies of Adelle Davis actually lists dandelions in the nutrition tables in the back. Pretty impressive. I've been told, though I've never run across verification, that dandelions were actually imported to this area. Malnutrition was rampant at the early part of the last century, so some bright soul ordered a big box of dandelion seeds from back east, and a bunch of people went up to the mouth of Boulder Canyon on a windy day, and released handfuls of them out over the valley. No idea how one would even go about looking this up; it'd be fascinating if this was actually true, given how ubiquitous they are now.
Did you ever encounter there a gentleman name of Howard Davidson? He was the first person I met from Boulder! Our tax dollars at work, yes indeedy. Masculinity Is an Anxiety Disorder. He makes an interesting case. Jacque, Re Lazarus Long, I believe that both statements are correct. He is a product of the Howard Families breeding program, and he is also a sport because he was born fairly early in the project, well before they expected to see any significant results. Em no. Finally they threw up their hands and put up a poll. Verdict: Just about cute enough. The video of the possum that liked to snowboard on the bunny slope, then toddle back up the hill to do it again probably clinched it.
IIRC it had a wee possum parka. Em: my daughter also Emma works at a zoo too! They're developing an approach to training that looks forward to the whole life of the animal and the whole life of the zookeeper. They ask: "what does this animal need to know to have a comfortable time in each stage of their life? For example, as the animals age they need to have medical exams and treatment. To profit from this the animals need to be calm during the procedures.
So the keepers need to be trained in how to do these procedures as unintrusively as possible and the animals need to learn how to recognize these as safe-even if uncomfortable-and to behave calmly calm behavior translates into calm feelings, too. Her zoo has a lot of geriatric animals and a fair number of native animals who have recovered from injury but not enough to live in the wild, as well as some animals who are endangered back home usually due to pressure on their habitat , so are living in zoos in a species-survival plan.
The oversoftening was because the city was constantly warning about the level of borates, so people tended to overreact, and overfilter. The juxtaposition of "cybernetics" and "mice reminded me of an SF story I read many years ago. Hugo, published in Astounding in In it a scientist copies the plans for an interesting device from the future, and deeply regrets it.
WSSC DC water is a little hard; most of it comes from the Potomac, which collects all the dissolved limestone from parts of four states and a bunch of other mineral crud which will eventually kill your houseplants, but not hard enough to intefere with the washing. Well water is incredibly soft, with nary a calcium ion to be seen anywhere. Why does the porridge bird lay its eggs in the air? This discussion of robot mice and above makes me ask a question I have asked before to no avail: Does anyone remember a story in Analog, circa summer of '78 or '79, in which a landlord buys little robot cars that chase cockroaches?
Kip may not want to brag on himself, so I'll do it for him. First, read this article about a stone marten that shorted out the Large Hadron Collider. Elliott ok, thanks. I had not grasped the context: in their Venn diagram, "open thread" type questions and democracy-at-risk questions don't really intersect.
I was active in APA45 in my youth, back when fans born in the late 40s-early 50s were still youths, and could lightheartedly complain of [older] fandom plodding along. Page 4. In a fit of nostalgia, I produced a couple of hectographed zines after discovering some old hecto gel in an art store. After nearly 50 years, they can still be read, but they're not worth reading.
Jacque I try to avoid eating species I've met socially. I've never met anyone who would acknowledge meeting a rattlesnake socially. I suppose that means cuy is also off the menu? Schwartz makes an interesting case, but reads as if he assumes that the pathology of his background is universal, or at least very common; one wonders, for instance, how many gamers quietly support the trolls and how many simply have limited resilience against being trolled.
Chris You omit cases like me, first-born children born before the wedding. I think I was two when my parents married, about We celebrated my parents anniversary, but they never mentioned the number. There was family drama, of course, related to that. I may been the person who sent the creation message for Alt.
It may just be the specific families I've been working with, but I haven't found many of those. They may be covered up in some cases where no wedding date is available. That listing also omits a few cases where there was never a wedding at all. There is a fannish Howard Davidson in the Bay Area. When he worked at Sun his business card read "Quantum Mechanic" because, well, that's what he did. He collects electron microscopes. He organized a splendid science program for ConFrancisco. Last I heard he is running an engineering research lab at Facebook.
Oh, you bet your sweet bippy it does! Thankfully, I seem to have gotten past that state which lasted about twelve years where absolutely everybody who, upon learning that I kept guinea pigs, felt compelled to ask, "You know what they do with them in Peru? It took me a couple of days, but I finally emailed back, "Why would you even do that!? Needless to say, I actively avoid dealing with this person, now. TomB Yeah, that's the man.
Facebook, huh? It's been a while since I read the relevant books, but I seem to recall that Maureen and Brian's marriage was pretty early in the HF program but not "before" it. I don't know if her parents had also been Howards or if I'm just assuming that from the fact that they engaged in premarital sex to be sure they were fertile together, and Brian's were I believe unspecified so he might have been a true first-generation, i. That said, Lazarus was certainly a sport in some sense, since one wouldn't expect such dramatic results so early.
Carrie S. Indeed it is. I still get people thinking my mother is my wife or girlfriend. Not only was I born well into her twenties, but folks were making that mistake even when I was Jacque I wondered too, but Facebook is big enough, they really need someone with deep expertise in actual physical matter.
His lab does all sorts of special projects: analyzing remnants of servers to figure out why they caught fire, building drones, and so on. Howard is perfect for that job. If they weren't paying him, he'd have to do it at home with much fewer resources. HLN: Area retiree, after noticing too much light coming in through the shades at midnight, reawakens to find the entire world outside covered with a thick coating of white matter.
Retiree rejoices in having gone to the store yesterday, and now in the delicious silence. Andrew I would be in favor of a new "Whatcha reading" thread. Our old one is here but had its last burst of functionality in July It has Lwaxana Troi, Alexander, and the holodeck, and yet it is not the worst Lwaxana, Alexander, or holodeck episode. Not that it's a great episode, mind you Like veal, it is very tender, and therefore requires careful preparation that that tenderness be preserved. I've never had it, but it would not surprise me to find out my grandparents did, because one of my great-grandfathers DID raise pigs.
I've had deep-fried rattlesnake as an appetizer a couple of times. It was disappointing-- tough and flavorless. There might be a better way to prepare it. I've had muskrat at the home of someone who's so allergic to soy that he can't eat anything which ate soy. He lives on a farm for tolerably obvious reasons. The muskrat in a chili wasn't all that interesting. I don't think I've ever had dove; I do remember when my grandmother made blackbird pie.
They were smaller and bonier than quail, which was our standard game, and I believe the meat was a bit darker; it was a long time ago. One of my uncles on the other side found me a "pet" possum once; we took one look at each other, the possum hissed and bared its very impressive teeth, and I recoiled and wanted nothin further to do with it. I was probably six. Possums are not limited to the eastern locations described, we have numbers of them in the Central Valley.
Update to I have found experts more expert than I to testify at the oversight hearing, so I'll just be submitting written testimony. Where when you're at home, or when you're in the places you are most often, such as at work or school is your nearest automated external defibrillator? I've been learning a lot about AEDs and PAD publicly accessible defibrillation programs recently and it's fascinating! I think we have an AED in this building, but no idea where it's actually located so might as well not exist. Also, wherever it is, it's almost certainly behind locked doors after hours, and possibly during working hours, too.
Supposedly I had alligator once, but it was covered in a thick layer of spicy breading and drowned in White Glop, so I have no idea what it actually tastes like. ISTR having snake once in a restaurant! I've had frog's legs; they were okay, but too heavy on the garlic. Are we sensing a theme here? I've had quail, and never again -- they taste fine, but they're tiny ; it's more work to get the meat off the bones than you get in calories by eating it! Rock Cornish Hens are just barely large enough to escape the same reaction. At work, they were in cabinets, usually in the galley kitchen next to one of the doors.
With a sign on the cabinet, so you knew where to look. I always look for AEDs in public places; we don't have one at home. There's one in the office of the apartment building next to the chiropractic office where I work, and there's one downstairs at the Senior Center where I do massage. Lee, I recently had squab pigeon at a Fine Restaurant. Because, honestly, how often am I going to have the opportunity to have squab?
It was served with some kind of fruit sauce or glaze; can't recall exactly what. Something like blackberry. It was relatively light, though, and you could taste the meat, as opposed to having a spicy breading or being buried in White Glop. It was rather like your experience with quail. Tasty enough but honestly too much work. All things considered, I'd rather have duck. I have an app on my phone that tells me where the nearest AED is. Mostly I assume that if they're in businesses I'd be asking at the reception desk.
They are awesome, awesome things. Genuine "how lucky we are to be alive right now" items. Our office is undergoing renovation. The AED cabinet is currently lying on the floor, near where it used to hang. I hope the contractors remember to remount it. On possums : n years ago I said to Jeff Smith, author of Bone , that he was, as far as I knew, only the second person after Walt Kelly to make baby possums look cute.
He said "Oh yeah, have you looked at them? They're all teeth, like this On Usenet : It would take some archaeology for me to remember why I stopped reading Usenet. I suspect I just drifted off in other directions. Lori Coulson : I've had suckling pig, although the last time was The dish in northern Spain was a wonderful casserole, and thoroughly enjoyable until cneg jnl guebhtu rngvat jr fcbggrq gur phgr yvggyr rne, naq gura whfg pbhyqa'g. The whole family tends to like game birds, although I can't say I like picking shot out of my teeth, which is a frequent hazard.
Andrew , Sandy B : I'd also be very happy for a new recommendation thread, although I'm finding myself shorter of reading time and reading energy than I'd like right now, and still have a backlog of recommendations. I've had quail and liked it. I'm probably more fond of doing fussy things with my hands than a lot of people are. I've even considered a slow meditative meal of pomegranate, crab, and artichokes, though I admit I haven't done it. Quail eggs are tasty and the shells are very cool-- speckled brown on the outside and pale green on the inside.
I think frog legs taste like chicken, only better. They fit with my theory of eating non-standard meat because it's less likely to have been optimized for price rather than flavor. The same theory applies to goat. Nancy Lebovitz : Frog legs tasted, to me, a lot like chicken but with a texture that was halfway to fish, which seems completely appropriate for an amphibian. Or did, last I saw. It makes it possible to spot them from a distance. Sumana , I have no AED anywhere near me at home, but my former workplaces a hospital and a school of public health have them all over the place.
The ones at the university also have "stop the bleed" kits tourniquets, gauze, gloves, etc. We haven't got cones, but our pictures are on a notice board on by the elevators, and we have viz vests on our chairs. We're all CPR-trained. Two of us on each floor carry pagers who gets 'em depends on who gets in first.
Abi, would you mind telling me private email is fine if it's private what app you use, and whether it's just for the Netherlands or it has a broader scope? I'm doing a bit of research into the world of AED registries and locators. Many hours later, here's a MetaFilter post with a bunch of the research I did. I'm happy to put it publicly- it's AED4. One of the places where I worked did a big song and dance about putting in AEDs everywhere.
Then, a year or two later, all the AEDs disappeared. The wall were still there, though, just empty. On the topic of food, I tried a coworker's homemade possum stew once. The broth was good, but the meat was bland. I've finally found a supplier of reasonably-priced goat meat near me. As in, competitive with supermarket beef prices, and cheaper than lamb. I know that there's all sorts of acrimonious history which eventually lead to cattle ranching becoming dominant over sheep grazing in the US.
Still, I know that there are farms that raise sheep right here in California, so why is the only lamb I can find imported from New Zealand, and why isn't there any mutton at all? There isn't mutton because the US redifined lamb to include much of what used to be called mutton. Made people more willing to buy it. Jacque I think '75 was the year everything happened for me. Up till then, I'd been collecting Children's Digest from thrift shops in a vain quest to get at least one complete story.
I'm not sure exactly when I went to my first convention. It would have been a MileHiCon. I'd have wanted in on that. Tom Whitmore There isn't mutton because the US redefined lamb to include much of what used to be called mutton.
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Funny, that would have the opposite effect on me, given my awareness of the cruelty issues with veal and lamb. That is, if I ever bought from the butcher's section, which I almost never do for other reasons. I wanted to buy some Powerstep orthotics. Their website listed all their varieties, but every time I tried to click "BUY" or look at the shopping cart, it hung on the refresh.
I wound up buying them through Zappos. We get our lamb from a tiny farm not much further than right around the corner from us. It's the only way we can afford it.
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When I was in boarding school the dining hall would have spasms of, um, one-off odd things at certain times of the year. So one time, one time only, we had game hens.
Each table sat ten, so here comes underclassman bearing a tray of from the kitchen with ten little roast birds on it. There used to be a restaurant in No. It closed year or so back because someone reported on Google that it was closed on weekends, leading to a steep dropoff in business. Mine is in discussions with our local council who have said they will provide one for our park, but haven't done so yet.
Already been several lives saved around the country. I have no idea where the nearest AED is when I'm at home. Most of our office staff are trained in its use, too. I think the outliers are people who weren't yet employees and people who work remotely. Sorry, Buddha Buck, I can picture my portion in front of me, but no recollection what the dish looked like. Four and twenty blackbirds would not require a great big container, though. For the somewhat novice amateur computer text-mangler: What is a good way to take an html page, extract only the text that is within certain tags, such as all the paragraphs or all the list items or all the list items?
All the tools I see for this sort of thing seem like installing the whole kitchen when I just want to have a snack. I prefer to work in Python. New Information Gained! Not the only place that happens, Sandy B: look at all the different bugs that are called mosquitos around the world.
It's an entire biological family! And it's worse with plants -- even the "Black-eyed Susan" can be one of at least two different flowers the daisy-type is the one local to me. Let alone all the various plants called "bluet" or "buttercup". There are a lot of ways to parse HTML badly, which is why the folks who want to do it right use the "whole kitchen" tools. There are a variety of libraries in various languages to do it. I'm not that big of a Python person myself, but there seems to be strong recommendations to use either BeautifulSoup or lxml, both of which are supposed to be good at parsing badly-written html.
That article is old, and it's link to lxml is broken. It appears the current link is LXML. Erik Nelson I'd probably go after it with shell scripts. Sed, specifically. I didn't catch that. I read your comment to mean you're dealing J. Random HTML. You miss the critters of home, and also you have a critter that's roughly equivalent, so you call it that. For example, American robins are thrushes with brick-red or dark orange chests. European "robin redbreasts" are much smaller sparrow-y things, with a brilliant red chest blob.
This shows up in science fiction worldbuilding, too, with people on new planets deciding that such-and-so is close enough to be called a "tree," and this other critter is a "cat-lizard", or a "flying otter", or a "fishoid". The later were a major part of 19thC Maori-Euro trading. As I read it, your sed-based solutions would not handle a paragraph all-on-one-line, or paragraphs without closing tags which are legal HTML , for instance.
At work, the nearest AED is in a cabinet right by my desk. I have no idea where the one closest to my home is. I'd realized it was a Thing In General, but I didn't know I'm like "I guess I should go look at a globe. All sorts of things are now making sense, like why American robins have terrible examples of red breasts. And a Eurasian glutton is rare enough in Europe that it is hard to tell whether it is the same species as North American wolverines.
Beavers seem to be making a comeback in Britain after being extinct for a few centuries: I think those are a different but closely related species compared to the North American ones. My sister's zoo also mostly has animals which wouldn't survive outside of captivity for various reasons; one-winged owls, for instance. They have an artic fox named Gandalf, in the theory that he'd go from grey to white who is blind, and is always white.
Speaking of nicknames, Sandy , if I understand it right, Robin was originally a nickname for Roberts. I don't know if it's related to the bird etymologically. I should look it up. My last biology class was in grade nine; the theory's interesting enough, but I'm very squeamish and focussed on physics and chemistry instead afterwards. The one where if you hit it with your car your car goes to the wrecker but the moose just has a bad afternoon. Em, Re the fox, that was my first thought as well, before I even got to the end of the paragraph. I guess to prove it, though, you'd have to take a sighted fox and blindfold him in such a way that he couldn't get it off probably meaning a hood and leave him that way for at least a year.
And that would probably not pass the "humane" section of the experimental regulations. Jenny, A quick scan thru Google Images suggests to me that American elks have thicker, blockier bodies than red deer, and the racks on the bucks tend to be larger as well. But you do kind of have to be looking at a whole bunch of pictures at once to notice that. Lee , you could also keep a sighted fox indoors, in the dark or very dim light , for a year; you'd probably have to do it from birth, though, so that its brain never gets the "hey, summertime now" stimulus at all.
Less ethically-iffy than a hood, I suspect, but still iffy, and ultimately it'd only be to satisfy curiosity. And the four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie? In England they'd be Turdus merula - thrushes, similar in size to American robins Turdus migratorius. In the US they could be any of various icterids, such as red-winged blackbirds, Brewer's blackbirds, or grackles. When E. Eddison mentioned the kingfisher as a symbol of joy, I was surprised.
The only kingfisher I knew of from a picture, I've still never seen one in person is a fairly dignified looking bird-- blue-gray with a white belly, a black ring around the neck, and a crest. It turns out that the European English? The only thing they have in common is a pointed black bill. I've been in and out of Apa from '75 to the mid aughts.
Finished off my last membership with a 4 year stint as the O. I still have a trunckload of mailings and assorted fanzines from members who sent me theirs. Re seasonal cycles: some critters and plants go on weather change, some on day length, some by time elapsed literally by the number of days , and others by other methods entirely, like maturation of OTHER species. In Chicago it's becoming clear which species of garden plant are cued on temp and which on day length, because the former are sprouting and flowering.
There's going to be a lot of frost-killed tulips, I tell you what, if our weather reverts to mean for this time of year TimeHop tells me that on Feb 4, two years ago, I was shovelling 8 vertical inches of snow off the walks, and it was still coming down pretty hard. This year it's fifties and foggy, full-on Chicago spring or Pacific Northwest winter. Welcome to global weirding, as increased worldwide atmospheric heat and energy disrupts usual weather patterns sometimes making an area warmer, or colder, or wetter, or dryer, but always disrupting.
Re the Arctic fox question: there must be more than one blind Arctic fox in captivity. You could do a census of all records of captive blind Arctic foxes, and ask: When did the fox become blind? Did it change color before it became blind? Did it change color after becoming blind? Can you tell I'm an epidemiologist?
Elliott Mason I was just talking to someone who was squeeing that "the robins are back! That's how you know it's spring! Yet another "damn, we broke the planet" moment. WIth this talk of birds, climate change, and things shifting temporally thereof, I idlely wonder what's going on with scheduling in Capistrano. Wikipedia says that the sparrows moved to new homes north of San Juan Capistrano in , presumably because of urban sprawl. The trigger won't be brightness but almost certainly daylength change lots of species use this for all sorts of seasonal processes.
So you don't need to blindfold or keep in dim light, just keep at 12 hours light, 12 hours dark all year. The subspecific distinctions for those are more difficult and in flux, e. Abbreviating common names can lead to serious misunderstandings - I was once at a zoo meeting and wandering round the zoo at lunchtime with one of the other participants. We got to talking about ringies, and were disagreeing about every aspect of their husbandry.
I suddenly realised I was talking about ring-tailed lemurs while he was talking about ring-tailed coatis, so that did make sense! One crust or two? One of the witnesses got sick so I'm speaking at the oversight hearing tomorrow after all! Gotta prep my testimony and make twenty copies! Robins aren't actually migratory in this part of the country or most of the country, for that matter , and most migratory birds base their spring migration on day length or elapsed time rather than on temperature changes.
Considering many species spend the winter someplace warm enough that temperature changes are minor, this is entirely sensible. We are probably going to see problems very soon with migratory birds arriving after their food sources of insect larvae or fruit have peaked, though, since the timing for insect activity and fruiting do tend to be temperature-driven. I've eaten deer once, some years back here in Atlanta. To my surprise, the deer was imported from New Zealand. My, perhaps unrefined, palate detected a similarity to liver. I've eaten turtle once. It was, I believe a green turtle though it might have been a hawksbill.
I was seven years old, on my first visit to Jamaica, and it was caught and killed by my uncle's employees. I realise that the animal is endangered, but it was more than half a century ago, I didn't know at the time, and I was a child. Sandy I don't think Christopher Robin is actually connected with the robin bird.
Robin as a boy's name is originally a diminutive of Robert: the bird is then called after the boy, rather than the other way round. I've had venison several times. It's amazingly easy to overcook, so all but one of those times it's been fairly tough. The exception was at a very fancy restaurant in the Detroit area vacation splurge where it was served with a sauce of Michigan wild cherries, and was excellent. For animals, I have to remind myself that badgers on the American side of the pond are different from the badgers I grew up with.
In a large enough pan for everything except the mashed potatoes, melt butter over medium-high heat, and fry onions and carrots for about 8 minutes. Add ground meat, and cook until meat is browned. Drain the fat. Stir corn starch into bouillon, and pour into pan. Add the peas. Season with salt, pepper, Worcester sauce, and whatever else sounds good at the time. Cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
Transfer contents of pan to glass or stoneware baking dish.