Apollonia, wherefore art thou?
Waring Library Society Medical History Moment
By Theresa S. Gonzales
Recently I had a health issue that I had never experienced before, after practicing dentistry for more than 32 years: I had a toothache. It occurred to me, though I have treated literally thousands of toothaches in my career, I had never had any pain related to my dentition.
Julian John Chisolm and his anesthetic invention
Medical History Moment
By Jerry Reves
Julian J. Chisolm, M.D. was born in Charleston on April 16, 1830. After receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of the State of South Carolina, he went to Paris where he studied surgery. He returned to Charleston, but several years later on another visit to Europe he witnessed the treatment of wounded during the Second Italian War of Independence (also called the Italian War of 1859). It was this experience that would become useful to the South’s war effort to which he made major contributions.
Dysautonomia Advocacy Board formed to combat little-known condition
By Patra Taylor
In 2000 Ainsley Glenn was living her dream. Beautiful and brilliant, she had a post-graduate degree in cardiac arrhythmias and an excellent career with a medical device company in Washington, D.C. Then a serious automobile accident stopped her in her tracks.
What’s your story?
By Cordes Simpson
Everyone has a story. What’s yours? What do you tell others? How do you describe yourself? Do you say that you are the kind of person who wants the best of everything because you had a terrible childhood? How about telling friends that you are very competitive because you grew up with seven brothers? Or maybe because you grew up with seven brothers you got very little attention or notice because you were the good kid.
Truly making a difference in the lives of children
By Charleston Mercury Staff
August signals the return of young people to school. Although most will don their backpacks and hop on the bus, there are many boys and girls who will spend the back-to-school season in the MUSC Children’s Hospital. So it’s worth mentioning that August is also the time when you can act to help them in the most direct way — by volunteering at the Children’s Hospital.