Make a cardiologist laugh... (or make an endocrinologist cry, since it weighs in at 1.5 pounds.) Click for details.
The Quickest Way to My Heart...
"... is through my mediastinum with a #11 blade." This and other downloadable clinical expressions of love can be found at Medicine: A Love Story
Happy 86th Birthday
On February 14, 1929, Alexander Fleming introduced his mold by-product called penicillin to cure bacterial infections.
Valentines by the Numbers
- There was more than one St. Valentine (but at least one of them was a physician)
- Necco produces ~100,000 pounds of candy hearts every day throughout the year to prepare for Valentine season
- Americans will buy an estimated 145 million Valentine cards this year (not including classroom valentine cards)
- US rose growers produced 257 million roses for Valentine's Day 2014
- During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat over 2.5 billion times