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The department of pathology of the Oxford University. In this place in 1940 the compound of the penicillin was isolated for the first time by a team led by Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain. The penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. At the end of WWII, Fleming, Florey and Chain received the Nobel prize for Medicine.

I have remembered why it is so difficult to photograph birds while it is snowing. The autofocus will not work as it is constantly trying to focus on snowflakes. And when I used manual focus the snowflakes in between covered the Blackbird with unpleasant grey circles like a petri-dish of penicillin. I took this one after the blizzard had subsided but when there were still quite a lot of snowflakes so just a couple of patches of mildew on the belly. If you look closely this one has a snowflake on its eye, as well as on its beak.

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1 Spadina Crescent located on Spadina Avenue in Toronto, Ontario Canada north of College Street is one of the few roundabouts in Toronto that interrupts a major street; similar land plots include King's College Circle and Queen's Park. The site contains the One Spadina heritage building (designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act on March 17, 1976, which is currently under construction and is expected to open to the public in 2016. The original Gothic Revival structure was built in 1875 to house Knox College; it became associated with the University of Toronto twelve years later.

 

One Spadina has contained a variety of programs since its construction: a theological seminary, a military hospital, a penicillin factory, an eye bank, and multiple University of Toronto departments. However, its upcoming incarnation will soon harbor the John H. Daniels Faculty of Landscape, Architecture, & Design. Under the leadership of Nader Tehrani, principal of NADAAA, and collaborator Katie Faulkner, the revitalization of One Spadina will renew the existing south-facing 19th-century Gothic Revival building, and will develop the site’s northern section with a dramatic work of contemporary architecture. -Wikipedia

This time I have a different reason for being absent from Flickr for some time. A few weeks ago I developed a spot on my little finger, didn't seem too much to be worried about even when it became very painful. Lucky for me I took Aaron for a small operation for an ingrowing toenail and the nurse there noticed the mark on my hand and said she didn't like the look of it and I should get antibiotics. I rang the doctors and of course they told me to wait until tomorrow. Within a few hours it got so much worse and began to spread, I went to the hospital in Dudley at 6am and was nearly sent home, but I asked for someone to look at it. I waited 9 hours in SAU and by now it had spread across my hand. I was eventually sent to the hand clinic at the QE in Birmingham and luckily there they recognised that I had something called Strep A and that it had turned to sepsis. I was told my life was in danger and that I needed an emergency operation. I was in hospital for 5 days, had two operations and a skin graft, double dose of the strongest antibiotics and penicillin you can have. I have been through a lot but I am out of the other side now and feeling more like myself, perhaps better in some ways because I realised how close I came and that life is too precious to waste. The lesson here I think is, especially at this moment when we are all scared to go to hospital or the doctors, please get things checked out if you have any concerns because there is so many more things that can kill us that coronavirus.

 

Photo taken at Shrewsbury.

Coprinus Comatus

 

Micoterapia

 

I funghi hanno un ruolo essenziale nell’equilibrio del mondo in cui viviamo. Studi scientifici nel campo della micologia hanno attribuito notevoli capacità terapeutiche ai funghi inaugurando un nuovo ambito di ricerca nella medicina naturale: la Micoterapia, orientata all'utilizzo a scopo terapeutico dei funghi.

 

La Micoterapia è rivolta a ristabilire la salute recuperando l’omeostasi, cioè equilibrio di diverse “economie” all’interno dell’organismo, dei minerali, microelementi, microorganismi, enzimi, ormoni, dell’acqua, degli elettroliti, delle cellule immunitarie. E’ possibile così comprendere gli effetti molteplici dei funghi sull’appetito, digestione, sulla psiche, colesterolo, diabete, angiopatie, allergie..

 

I funghi sono "medicinali" potenti e contengono moltissimi nutrienti; crescono in contatto con la terra ed hanno con essa un importante effetto di connessione.

 

Controllate sempre la provenienza dei funghi terapici. I funghi sono catalizzatori di tossine ed anticrittogamici. Perció i funghi di bosco o funghi che crescono spontanei sul territorio non possono essere utilizzati come terapici perché sono giá caricati con tossine dal fondo dove crescono e dall' inquinamento.

 

Per ulteriori informazioni vedi: Micoterapia

 

I funghi hanno un altissimo potenziale di utilizzo biologico, basti pensare all'uso dei macrofunghi nella medicina tradizionale indigena e l'utilizzo farmacologico di microfunghi come il Penicillum notatum, da cui è stata isolata la penicillina.

 

Nell'ambito dei funghi superiori sono state identificate almeno 300 specie, con riconosciute proprietà medicinali, e 1800 sono quelle potenzialmente benefiche per la salute dell'uomo.

Nella Medicina Tradizionale Cinese molti funghi vengono assunti ancora oggi sotto forma di decotti, tisane o semplicemente tritati e aggiunti ai cibi, a scopi terapeutici.

 

Negli ultimi decenni la tecnologia ha permesso di studiare a livello molecolare gli effetti di questi funghi, mediante l'isolamento delle principali molecole bioattive e attraverso esperimenti in vivo e in vitro.

 

Le sostanze estratte da molti funghi hanno dimostrato in particolare attività immunomodulanti, quindi utili, sia nel trattamento di stati di immunodepressione, sia in patologie di origine autoimmune, e un'elettiva azione antitumorale.

 

I funghi sono impiegati anche come coadiuvanti di vaccini o in combinazione con antibiotici e antivirali.

 

L'altro importante campo d'azione dei funghi, conseguente al loro elevato contenuto in fibre e chitina, è quello della regolarizzazione del profilo lipidico e dei livelli di glucosio. Sono molto utili nel trattamento delle ipercolesterolemie (colesterolo alto) e quindi nella prevenzione dell'arteriosclerosi e delle malattie cardiovascolari. Sono indicati nel diabete senile e più in generale nella sindrome metabolica.

 

Il fungo produce dei metaboliti, cioè dei composti chimici vitali, che possono essere primari o secondari. Quelli cosiddetti "primari" sottendono alla sopravvivenza e crescita del fungo. Tali sostanze, enzimi, aminoacidi, polisaccaridi, grassi, minerali, si trovano in tutte le parti del fungo, ma maggiormente nel corpo fruttifero.

 

I metaboliti "secondari" invece sono sostanze organiche, non direttamente implicate nel normale sviluppo dell'organismo. Contrariamente ai metaboliti primari, la loro assenza non comporta necessariamente la morte del fungo, tuttavia a lungo andare ne mina la capacità di sopravvivenza e la fecondità.

 

I metaboliti secondari sono solitamente piccole molecole che il fungo sintetizza per difesa nei confronti di predatori, parassiti e malattie, per competizione interspecifica e per facilitare i processi riproduttivi.

 

Questi composti, prodotti da gruppi molto limitati di specie di funghi, hanno, alcuni già, altri potenzialmente, un'importanza farmacologica.

 

Ad esempio sono stati recentemente estratti dal fungo Hericium ericianeus alcuni fattori di crescita nervina (NGF), che potranno probabilmente essere impiegati un domani anche nelle patologie neurologiche umane degenerative come il morbo di Alzheimer.

 

I metaboliti primari sono spesso comuni a tutti i funghi, mentre i metaboliti secondari sono specifici di ciascuna specie. Nella stessa famiglia di funghi, ad esempio, si possono trovare componenti bioattivi a effetto talora opposto.

 

First italian penicillin plant, inaugurated on 1950 September 21st at the presence of Sir Alexander Fleming, penicillin discoverer. Locatde in Rome, via Tiburtina. Abandoned today.

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Prima fabbrica italiana produttrice di penicillina, venne inaugurata il 21 settembre 1950 alla presenza di Sir Alexander Fleming, scopritore della penicillina. Stabili siti in via Tiburtina a Roma. Oggi in rovina.

"... wearing gold chain, bracelet with name and medical about bracelet (penicillin) - lost son with mother Mailene on the... " World Trade Center

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Photo : Martine de Lajudie

 

La photo est celle d'un nouveau-né et de son père - qui a écrit le message sur le panneau des personnes disparues et recherchée après l'effondrement des tours du World Trace Center de New-York.

(On explore yesterday)

The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions.

Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mothers their weight.

The Pope's been known to wear red Prada shoes.

Donald Rumsfeld was both the youngest and the oldest defense secretary in US history.

Coco Chanel started the trend for sun tans in 1923 when she got accidentally burnt on a cruise.

Up to 25% of hospital keyboards carry the MRSA infection.

In ancient Greece, children of wealthy families were dipped in olive oil at birth to keep them hairless throughout their lives.

Ghandi didn't allow his wife to take penicillin to save her life from pneumonia but took quinine to save himself from malaria.

El Ajo.

Es Cultivado desde Tiempos Inmemoriales por el Hombre, y se cree que es Originario del Suroeste de Siberia. Era muy apreciado por Egipcios, Griegos y Romanos, que lo consideraban una excelente Medicina. Actualmente se consume en todo el Mundo, siendo cultivado sobre todo en Asia.

La Leyenda Cuenta que los Faraones Egipcios lo valoraban mucho y que los Esclavos que construyeron las Pirámides recibían una ración Diaria para que se mantuvieran Sanos y Fuertes.

A lo largo de la Historia, se le ha considerado un Remedio confiable para Epidemias como Cólera y Tuberculosis. Además, como Cura para la Infección, se ha usado contra Virus, Bacterias y Hongos. Se lo nombró "La Penicilina Rusa", para denotar su Propiedades Antibacteriales.

En la Primera Guerra Mundial fue usado como Antiséptico para Limpiar y Curar, y para Tratar la Diarrea causada por las Malas Condiciones Sanitarias en las Trincheras.

Algunas molestias, como las Verrugas o las Picadas de Insectos, pueden responder bien al Aceite de Ajo o a la Aplicación de un Diente de Ajo Crudo machacado.

La Superstición ha acreditado al Ajo con la habilidad de apartar, además de la Enfermedad, a los Espíritus Malignos. Y hay historias, versos y folclore que aseguran que el Ajo es capaz de Proteger contra los Vampiros.

Para ello, aconsejan Colgárselo del Cuello o Ponerlo en una Ventana, y las Olorosas Flores de la Planta los mantendrán Lejos.

Garlic.

It is Cultivated since Time Immemorial by Man, and is believed to be Native to the Southwest of Siberia. It was very appreciated by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, who considered it an excellent Medicine. Currently consumed throughout the World, being grown mostly in Asia.

Legend has it that the Egyptian Pharaohs valued it very much and that the Slaves who built the Pyramids received a daily ration to keep them Healthy and Strong.

Throughout History, it has been considered a reliable Remedy for Epidemics such as Cholera and Tuberculosis. In addition, as a cure for Infection, it has been used against Viruses, bacteria and Fungi. It was named "The Russian Penicillin", to denote its Antibacterial Properties.

In the First World War it was used as an antiseptic to cleanse and heal, and to treat the Diarrhea caused by bad Sanitary conditions in the Trenches.

Some discomforts, such as Warts or Insect Bites, may respond well to Garlic Oil or the application of a Crushed Garlic Tooth.

The Superstition has accredited the Garlic with the ability to separate, in addition to the Disease, the Evil Spirits. And there are stories, verses and folklore that assure that Garlic is capable of Protecting against Vampires.

For this, they advise to hang it from the Neck or Put it in a Window, and the odorous Flowers of the Plant will keep them Away.

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New York City.

 

LA FAMIGLIA

 

Foto 35 - Rosanna ed Enzo sorridenti

Foto: anno 1946... febbraio.

 

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ZIA ROSANNA... ENZO, UN'AMORE ETERNO 2° parte

  

(segue foto precedente)

 

Enzo diceva spesso:

"senza di lei non posso stare, è la gioia del mio animo".

Nei primi mesi del 1947 si parlava già di matrimonio.

Enzo era molto più anziano, essendo del 1910,

ben 14 anni tra lui e Rosanna.

Alla sua età così matura, che altro c'era da aspettare?

Fu decisa la data per il febbraio dell'anno dopo,

tante le cose da mettere a posto prima.

Una di queste,

consentire a mio padre di congedarsi dal militare.

 

Il destino maledetto aveva covato nel tempo una tremenda realtà.

Subito dopo l'estate a metà settembre,

Rosanna è sempre più debole, afflitta da febbri costanti.

I medici non riuscivano a capire le cause di questo lento

ed inesorabile peggioramento.

 

Dopo settimane d'incertezza, allora non c'era la possibilità che ci sono oggi, (tac, ecografie).

Fu diagnosticato, ma non si è mai saputo con certezza,

che Rosanna nel volo che fece a causa della bomba,

subì uno spostamento dei reni.

Questo fatto portò gli organi interni a gravi problemi di regolare funzionamento.

Dopo 4 anni vissuti in modo pressoché normale,

la situazione stava precipitando velocemente.

 

C'era bisogno di penicillina ed in dosi giornaliere,

da somministrare per giorni,

questo solo per sperare in un miracolo.

l'infezione protrattasi chissà per quanto,

era pressoché inarrestabile.

 

L'ospedale...

Triste e straziante a dirsi, non aveva questo farmaco,

ed a nulla valsero le giornate intere spese da Enzo e Lamberto, per cercare il farmaco da qualsiasi parte,

compreso perfino al mercato nero di Tombolo,

nei pressi di Livorno.

Come per spregio alla loro disperazione,

riuscirono a trovarne una sola confezione, tra l'altro,

ad un prezzo che non oso riferire.

 

Una pagina orribile che stento a raccontare.

In questi casi ti fai sempre la stessa domanda... perché?

 

Perché tutto questo immane dolore a distruggere un'amore così bello, così pulito... perché!

 

Era una fredda mattina ed Enzo perse per sempre

"la gioia del suo animo".

Rosanna spirò tra le sue braccia.

 

Il suo dolce amore divenne eterno... era il 5 dicembre 1947...

La zia aveva solo 23 anni.

 

Enzo non si è mai sposato,

ci siamo frequentati il più possibile.

Dopo la morte della zia, distrutto tornò a Napoli.

Ha sempre chiamato i mei nonni ... papà e mamà.

Ogni anno per il 2 novembre,

spediva un grande mazzo di rose bianche.

 

Amorevolmente la chiamava "Rosa Anna".

Questo fino ad un 2 novembre del 1990,

quando i fiori non arrivarono più.

 

Ah... dimenticavo.

Con molto orgoglio... l'ho sempre chiamato ZIO ENZO.

  

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© The text is of exclusive property of the author, Stefano Paradossi, who owns the rights and prohibits any use by third parties. The image is part of the Photo Archive of the Paradossi family.

1099 - 1st Crusaders capture, plunder Jerusalem

1205 - Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitude and subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus

1207 - John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton.

1240 - A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.

1307 - Duke Henrik van Karinthi chosen king of Bohemia

1381 - John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England.

1410 - Battle of Tannenburg-Teutonic Knights vs King Ladislas II of Poland

1500 - Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion

1500 - "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre

1501 - Explorer Pedro Cabral back in Lisbon

1524 - Emperor Karel I bans German national synode

1538 - Peace talks between Karel & King Francois I

1662 - King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

1741 - Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.

1755 - French ambassador recalled from London

1779 - US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY

1783 - 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France

1787 - Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes

1789 - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.

1795 - "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem

1799 - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign. The Rosetta Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences between them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

1806 - Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest

1808 - French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders at Rochefort & is later exiled on St Helena

1815 - 1st flat horse race held on Nottingham Hill at Cheltenham, England (day and month TBC)

1823 - A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.

1830 - 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk & Fox, signs a treaty giving the US most of Minnesota, Iowa & Missouri

1840 - England, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance

1850 - John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen, North v South at Lord's

1856 - Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony

1862 - CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet & Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R

1863 - Pres Davis orders service duty for confederate army

1864 - Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 & injuring 109 of 955 aboard

1867 - SF Merchant's Exchange opens

1869 - Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy

1870 - Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US

1870 - Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province & NW Territories created

1870 - Hudson's Bay & Northwest Territories transferred to Canada

1876 - Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford

1888 - Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years

1893 - Commodore Perry arrives in Japan

1900 - President Steyn/General De Law escape Brandwater Basin

1901 - NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0

1902 - Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey

1904 - 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles

1906 - Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam

1909 - Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

1911 - 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines

1912 - British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect

1914 - Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe

1916 - 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record)

1916 - Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash

1918 - 2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I

1920 - Ruth ties his record of 29 HRs in a season

1922 - 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo

1922 - 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill

1923 - 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

1923 - Italian parliament accepts new constitution

1926 - VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms

1927 - 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

1927 - Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.

1929 - 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland Ca

1932 - President Hoover cuts own salary 15%

1933 - Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world

1934 - Continental Airlines commences operations.

1936 - Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget

1937 - Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens

1937 - Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China

1938 - Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent

1939 - Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight

1940 - 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il

1940 - Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam

1941 - Florey & Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)

1942 - 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz

1942 - Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps"

1944 - Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb

1945 - 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio

1946 - British North Borneo Co transfers rights to British crown

1948 - Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain

1948 - Pres Truman nominated for another term (Phila)

1949 - "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances

1949 - Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik, defect to US

1949 - WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting

1952 - 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins

1952 - Gerald D Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding

1954 - 110°F (43°C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)

1954 - 1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)

1954 - KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

1954 - WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

1955 - WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting

1955 - Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.

1956 - Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational

1956 - Iharos runs world record 10k (28:42.8)

1957 - Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die

1957 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

1958 - Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months

1958 - US marines deployed in Lebanon

1959 - The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.

1960 - Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle

1961 - "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances

1961 - 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale

1961 - Spain accept equal rights for men & women

1962 - Algeria becomes member of Arab League

1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

1962 - Neth & Indonesia accord over New-Guinea

1963 - KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting

1963 - Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding

1964 - Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans

1965 - "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars

1965 - Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece

1967 - "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances

1967 - LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs

1967 - Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open

1967 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

1968 - "One Life to Live" premieres on TV

1968 - Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR

1968 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1968 - NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)

1968 - Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres

1969 - Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

1969 - Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season

1970 - Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship

1971 - Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China

1972 - 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane

1972 - Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship

1973 - Calif Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

1973 - Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic

1973 - Paul Getty III kidnapped

1973 - Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide

1973 - Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs

1974 - Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees

1975 - 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee

1975 - All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pitts Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)

1975 - Apollo 18 launched (will rendezvous with Soyuz)

1975 - Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later

1976 - 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif

1978 - 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews

1979 - 34th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz

1979 - Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India

1980 - Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record

1982 - Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle

1982 - Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas

1982 - Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0

1983 - 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France

1983 - Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"

1984 - 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy

1984 - John Lennon releases "I'm Stepping Out"

1985 - Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe

1986 - 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston

1986 - All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)

1987 - Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence

1987 - John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings

1987 - State of siege ends in Taiwan

1990 - 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1991 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

1991 - US troops leave northern Iraq

1991 - Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Phila Spirit

1992 - Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

1994 - Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary

1994 - Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Wash DC on July 25th

1994 - NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit

1994 - Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)

1995 - Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)

1995 - Jews take Jerusalem

1995 - Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540

1996 - After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd

1996 - MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV

1996 - Prince Charles & Princess Di sign divorce papers

1996 - Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake

1996 - A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.

1999 - The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.

2002 - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.

2002 - Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

2003 - AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

2009 - A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami.

 

Mermaid's Eye Wampum meditation jewelry (1.5 inch diameter) necklace, 2004, Takeshi Yamada

  

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

 

Mercenaria mercenaria – quahogs are found in estuaries along the Atlantic Coast, from Canada to Texas. The quahog shell is harder than gems like lapis lazuli and malachite, thus, it takes a high polish to turn into a first class gem. The name “quahog” is from a corruption of the Native American word for the clam, “poquauhock”. However, only the “Northern Quahog”, which is native to New England (the region comprising six states of the NE United States – Main, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Conneticut), has rich deep purple coloration in its shell. The purple color growth ring of the quahog (“Black Eye”; a form of Worry Stone) was used as an amulet, and found at the burial ground of the Native Americans 4,000 years old. And purple is what makes the most-desirable wampum among Native Americans. “Wampum” is a contraction of the Algonquian word “wampumpeage” or “white shell beads strung on a cord.” Wampum was the material object absolutely necessary for the successful functioning of political (diplomacy and diplomatic protocol), social, and religious life among Native Americans. They wore single strands of wampum as ornament. They also wore belts on which purple and white beads were woven into pictorial messages (sophisticated icons). Because purple shell was harder to find, and harder to work, purple wampum was worth twice as much as white. The Ayonwata Wampum Treaty Belt of the Haudonoshaunee (Hiawatha Iroquois Wampum Belt) is the most famous of the wampum belts, joining the Haudonoshaunee (People of the Longhouse) possibly over 1000 years ago. Among Native Americans, the Quahog has been considered as a beautiful and sacred clam as one of the main “passport” to the spirit world.

 

This clam, which could live 40 years or more, is known to feed Founding Fathers from starvation. In the seafood business today, small quahogs are known as “littlenecks”, larger ones are called “cherrystones” and quahogs over four inches wide are called “chowders.” After contacting North American natives in the early 1600s, European traders and settlers used wampum beads as money. In the 17th Century, wampum was the official currency of the New Amsterdam (now, New York) and other states, and you could even use wampum to pay your taxes to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and pay your tuition at Harvard College then. With this in mind, in 1758, Linneaus himself gave the scientific name in Latin to the quahog meaning “money/wage”. Today, an extract from the quahog called mercenine is discovered as a strong growth inhibitor of cancers in mice, and researchers are investigating its power to be used as the next generation of penicillin.

 

With these unique and distinctive historical and cultural background of quahog in this region of the United States, and with Japanese medieval day’s game called Kaiawase (Clamshell Matching) among high society of Samurai and nobles, I created a series of artworks such as sculptures, jewelry, paintings, prints, drawings, and computer graphics since 2002, when I moved to Coney Island area of Brooklyn, NY, and started harvesting this beautiful marine creature here.

 

It is my hope that my artworks are the vehicles to please the eyes, uplift the spirit, stir the imagination and express conviction. It is my desire to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the importance of the global nature of the world, its people and the bonds that mutually bind them. It is my sincere wish that my creativity and its products contribute to the advancement of the glorious culture based on the sanctity of life and true humanism.

 

About Wampum:

In a broader sense, Wampum is an English word for gems from the shell of the quahog clam (Mercenaria mercenaria), which Native Americans called ‘poquauhock’. The quahog shell is harder than gems like lapis lazuli and malachite. It also takes a high polish; it is truly a first class gem. “Wampum” is a contraction of the Algonquian word “wampumpeage” or “white shell beads strung on a cord.” Wampum was the material object absolutely necessary for the successful functioning of political (diplomacy and diplomatic protocol), social, and religious life among Native Americans. Not only did they wear single strands of wampum as ornaments but they also wore belts on which purple and white beads were woven into pictorial messages (sophisticated icons). Because purple shell was harder to find, and harder to work, purple wampum was worth twice as much as white among Native Americans. The Ayonwata Wampum Treaty Belt of the Haudonoshaunee (Hiawatha Iroquois Wampum Belt) is the most famous of the wampum belts, commemorating the joining the Haudonoshaunee (People of the Longhouse) possibly over 1000 years ago. Among Native Americans, the Quahog has been considered as a beautiful and sacred clam as one of the main “passports” to the world of ether or spirit world. The wampum belt was also used as a formal wedding proposal gift from a man to his potential wife and a proof of marriage just like engagement and wedding rings used today. After contacting North American natives in the early 1600s, European traders and settlers used wampum beads as money. In the 17th Century, wampum was the official currency of the New Amsterdam (now, New York) and other states, and you could even use wampum to pay your taxes to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and pay your tuition at Harvard College then.

 

About Wampum Black Eye:

In Algonquin languages, Suckauaskeequash meant ‘black eye’. The Black Eyes are the earliest known talisman form of wampum. The Black Eyes are America’s oldest amulets and good-luck-charms, found by archaeologists in Native American graves over 4000 years old. Wampum Black Eyes were believed to be beautiful, mythical and lucky because they were part of ‘the face in the clam-shell’; a face of the sea goddess with deep purple eyes. They are spoon-shaped, a naturally-shaped ‘Worry Stone’ into which one’s thumb fits as if it were made for it. Each Wampum Black Eye of Takeshi Yamada is hand crafted and unique, one of a kind, and first class jewelry.

 

About Worry Stone, Wampum Black Eye Necklace and Earrings:

The Worry Stone is one of the most popular and powerful Good Luck Charms found in numerous ancient civilizations world-wide. When you feel physical or emotional pain, anxiety, or stress of any kind, rub the Worry Stone between your thumb and forefinger and experience its magical calming affect enter your body. The gentle pressure of the stone on your thumb is said to release endorphins, your body’s natural painkiller. Carry the Worry Stone with you always in your pocket or wallet. Yamada’s hand-crafted one of a kind necklace and earrings utilize the Wampum Black Eye with its 4000-year-old unique and distinctive proud history, and dignified culture of America and its people. These are truly America’s original and proud first-class timeless jewelry to own and wear.

 

Takeshi Yamada

  

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Reference: Dr. Takeshi Yamada as “Immortalizer” of the AMC cable television competitive fine art reality show, “Immortalized”, season 1, aired in 2013:

www.amctv.com/shows/immortalized

www.facebook.com/ImmortalizedAMC?filter=1

www.amctv.com/shows/immortalized/cast/takeshi-yamada

blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/immortalized-cast-photos/...

blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/immortalized-season-1-cas...

www.imdb.com/media/rm471641344/tt2631416

blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/immortalized-season-1-cas...

www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/nyc-taxidermy...

blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/02/immortalized-takeshi-y...

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/spoilers-the-final-reve...

blogs.amctv.com/photo-galleries/immortalized-season-1-epi...

amusingthezillion.com/2012/11/29/coney-island-taxidermist...

amusingthezillion.com/2013/01/30/video-of-the-day-meet-ta...

www.ign.com/videos/2013/01/29/immortalized-meet-takeshi-y...

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/on-air-trailer-wood-duc...

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/on-air-trailer-real-ori...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0i6KqUN22E

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iLUTs-KSXI

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdxsl1HI5a4

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwsz0nRnWJg

www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8SrTXdjikw

mm.gettyimages.com/mm/nicePath/gyipa_public?nav=pr181713719

www.amctv.com/real-original-thursdays

www.hollywood.com/photos/tv/55000551/amc-s-immortalized-t...

www.hollywood.com/photos/tv/55000551/amc-s-immortalized-t...

www.poptower.com/news-52146/freakshow-immortalized-tv-sho...

iamturbo.com/new-taxidermy-reality-show-to-star-coney-isl...

tv.yahoo.com/news/amc-pits-taxidermists-against-each-othe...

animalnewyork.com/2013/new-taxidermy-reality-show-to-star...

www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/02/takeshi-yamada-immortalized/

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/artscience/2013/02/outrageous-ta...

tv.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/arts/television/immortalized-an...

www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/freakshow-immortalized-t...

www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_17114...

www.rlslog.net/immortalized-s01e01-hdtv-x264-bajskorv/

trailerrss.com/immortalized-amc-series-premiere-promo

thegame4.com/immortalized-clip-meet-takeshi-yamada/

www.outdoorhub.com/news/man-vs-fur-amcs-new-competitive-t...

www.avclub.com/articles/freakshowimmortalized,92526/

blogs.amctv.com/movie-blog/2013/02/freakshow-immortalized...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/02/amcs-immortalized/

blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/02/immortalized-tax...

www.factpile.com/8874-watch-immortalized-on-amc/

www.hollywood.com/photos/tv/55000551/amc-s-immortalized-t...

twitpic.com/c1q9rx

www.michigandaily.com/blog/wire/alumni-profile-takeshi-ya...

art-design.umich.edu/news/takeshi_yamada_featured_on_amcs...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FoD-OptXgk

www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9aROKs_iSQ

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4msQyZqOrOY&NR=1&feature=...

www.gothic.net/immortalized-amc-taxidermy/immortalizer-ta...

www.gothic.net/immortalized-amc-taxidermy/immortalized-co...

www.gothic.net/immortalized-amc-taxidermy/

www.gothic.net/immortalized-amc-taxidermy/immortalized-co...

www.gothic.net/immortalized-episode-3-the-odyssey/

www.dragonblogger.com/about-immortalized-amcs-new-unscrip...

idownloadg.eu/tag/size-matters/

horrorboom.com/tag/takeshi-yamada/

  

Reference (newspaper articles and reviews):

www.cvltnation.com/god-of-freakstakeshi-yamada/

online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704828104576021750...

www.villagevoice.com/2006-11-07/nyc-life/the-stuffing-dre...

karlshuker.blogspot.com/2011/06/giant-sea-serpents-and-ch...

amusingthezillion.com/2011/12/08/takeshi-yamadas-jersey-d...

amusingthezillion.com/2010/12/07/art-of-the-day-freak-tax...

amusingthezillion.com/2010/10/27/oct-29-at-coney-island-l...

amusingthezillion.com/2010/09/18/photo-of-the-day-takeshi...

amusingthezillion.com/2009/11/07/thru-dec-31-at-coney-isl...

4strange.blogspot.com/2009/02/ten-of-takeshi-yamada-colle...

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders/5440224421/siz...

www.gobrooklynart.org/studio/takeshiyamada

spexyandheknowsit.tumblr.com/post/42840993672/spexy-guy-d...

www.teoti.com/art-comics/15119-takeshi-yamada-s-creative-...

pinterest.com/lmartin84/taxidermy-i-know-it-s-weird/

secretscienceclub.blogspot.com/2007/11/long-live-taxiderm...

www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/48/24_taxidermycontest_2...

boingboing.net/2006/11/21/takeshi-yamadas-curi.html

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_Yamada

www.digplanet.com/wiki/Takeshi_Yamada

 

Reference (fine art websites):

www.roguetaxidermy.com/members_detail.php?id=528

www.brooklynartproject.com/photo/photo/listForContributor...

www.bsagarts.org/member-listing/takeshi-yamada/

www.horseshoecrab.org/poem/feature/takeshi.html

www.artfagcity.com/2012/09/06/recommended-go-brooklyn-stu...

 

Reference (flickr):

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadaimmortalized/

www.flickr.com/people/searabbit16/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit15/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit14/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit13

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit12

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit11

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit10

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit9/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit8/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit7

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit6

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit5/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit4/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit2/

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit1/

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders3/

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders2

www.flickr.com/photos/museumofworldwonders/

www.flickr.com/photos/takeshiyamadapaintings/

 

Reference (other videos):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=otSh91iC3C4

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhIR-lz1Mrs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BttREu63Ksg

 

Reference (videos featuring sea rabbits and Dr. Takeshi Yamada):

www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/who-is-takeshi-yamada-i...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ek-GsW9ay0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJK04yQUX2o&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrCCxV5S-EE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0QnW26dQKg&feature=related

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpVCqEjFXk0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NlcIZTFIj8&feature=fvw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UPzGvwq57g

s87.beta.photobucket.com/user/katiecavell/media/NYC%2008/...

www.animalnewyork.com/2012/what-are-you-doing-tonight-con...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeAdsChmSR8

www.ign.com/videos/2013/01/29/immortalized-meet-takeshi-y...

superforest.org/2010/11/takeshi-yamada-rogue-taxidermist/

 

Reference (sea rabbit artifacts)

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/06/coney-island-sea-rabbit...

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417188428/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417189548/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5416579163/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417191794/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417192426/in/photostream

www.flickr.com/photos/searabbit3/5417192938/in/photostream

www.thewheelhousereview.com/2012/07/18/person-of-interest...

crappytaxidermy.com/page/25

 

(updated March 4, 2013)

 

takeshiyamada.weebly.com

 

For any questions, please contact Dr. Takeshi Yamada via his official art website and his email there. See the first page and/or the last page of this website for details.

 

Excerpt from brainproject.ca:

 

Really, Really Good:

 

Being mindful of the simplest things in life can bring us the greatest reward.

 

Indulge, with abandon, in experiences that matter most; families, friendships and time well spent.

 

This is the stuff that memories are made of; really, really good memories. Cherished. Vivid. Unforgettable.

 

Deep Thoughts:

 

This is how the artist sees her “Deep Thoughts” travel through her brain very colourfully from the little brilliantly jewelled person in the stem…. Reaching out, moving with a flow of ideas, every minute of every day changing in response to the thoughts that run vividly through her mind. She feels the pastel rainbow of colours have movement like a flashing sign. The embellished gold jewels in the stem also represent a person, who is vibrant and constantly thinking.

 

Brainature:

 

A lot of remedies and cures are directly inspired from nature-related events. Penicillin is one of those great examples of learning from nature and working together to create something useful. This is what the artist is trying to trigger with this abstract ''Brainature'' design. Is it coral in the ocean that we should study? Or is it trees on land? To be able to study these unknowns we should go out there and explore! To be able to conduct this vital research, help is needed in every way, shape or form.

 

Blurred Lines:

 

A blurred abstract watercolour painting serves as the background, highlighting sections of the brain; highlighting the moments and memories that make up who we are. A growth of iridescent petals, the projection we show the world, casts colourful shadows in its wake. We are multifaceted. We are the idea, the image, and the shadow it casts; the impression it leaves in the mind. When the shadow fades and flickers, what remains of who we are?

A smiling young lady happily wanders through a vineyard. At the nearby “Domaine Liakou” winery, preparations are under way for the grape harvest.

 

Exquisite wine is produced from vines grown in the fertile land that surrounds Meteora and Dheskatē, Greece.

 

“Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.”

 

—Alexander Fleming

Les champignons ont une , nettoyer les forêts et d'en permettre le renouvellement. Ils champignons constituent la nourriture principale d’une multitude de petits animaux. Dans la médecine, les champignons tels que les moisissures ont permis de développer de nombreux médicaments, dont la pénicilline. Les champignons occupent également une place de choix dans notre cuisine. La levure, un champignon microscopique, est utilisée dans la fabrication du pain et des boissons alcoolisées. Les moisissures sont essentielles à la fabrication des fromages. Enfin les champignons que nous cueillons relèvent le goût de nombreux plats. Mais attention, il faut savoir distinguer les bons des toxiques! Source : ikonet.com/fr/ledictionnairevisuel

Los hongos tienen uno, limpian los bosques y permiten la renovación. Son el alimento principal de una multitud de pequeños animales. En medicina, hongos como el moho han desarrollado muchos medicamentos, incluida la penicilina. Las setas también ocupan un lugar especial en nuestra cocina. La levadura, un hongo microscópico, se utiliza en la elaboración de pan y bebidas alcohólicas. Los moldes son esenciales para hacer queso. Finalmente los champiñones que recogemos el sabor de muchos platos. Pero cuidado, ¡debemos conocer lo bueno y lo tóxico! Fuente: ikonet.com/visualdictionary

Los hongos tienen uno, limpian los bosques y permiten la renovación. Son el alimento principal de una multitud de pequeños animales. En medicina, hongos como el moho han desarrollado muchos medicamentos, incluida la penicilina. Las setas también ocupan un lugar especial en nuestra cocina. La levadura, un hongo microscópico, se utiliza en la elaboración de pan y bebidas alcohólicas. Los moldes son esenciales para hacer queso. Finalmente los champiñones que recogemos el sabor de muchos platos. Pero cuidado, ¡debemos conocer lo bueno y lo tóxico! Fuente: ikonet.com/visualdictionary

 

Summer, Rocky Mountain Front Range, Colorado. I was surprised to be able to capture the hummingbird with her tongue out as she captured water mist; a moment of serendipity!

 

SERENDIPITY: "means a 'fortunate happenstance' or 'pleasant surprise'. It was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, *The Three Princes of Serendip.* The princes, he told his correspondent, were 'always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of'.

 

"The notion of serendipity is a common occurrence throughout the history of scientific innovation such as Alexander Fleming's accidental discovery of penicillin in 1928 and the invention of the microwave oven by Percy Spencer in 1945 [and when a hummingbird sticks out its tongue in 2014].

 

"The word has been voted one of the ten English words hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company. However, due to its sociological use, the word has been exported into many other languages." - "Serendipity,” Wikipedia

 

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Hummingbird Tongues - Tiny Micro-Pumps: theconversation.com/hummingbird-tongues-are-tiny-pumps-th...

 

The Kingdom Fungi includes some of the most important organisms, both in terms of their ecological and economic roles. By breaking down dead organic material, they continue the cycle of nutrients through ecosystems. In addition, most vascular plants could not grow without the symbiotic fungi, or mycorrhizae, that inhabit their roots and supply essential nutrients. Other fungi provide numerous drugs (such as penicillin and other antibiotics), foods like mushrooms, truffles and morels, and the bubbles in bread, champagne, and beer.

This is a very wonderful sight. It has been another stressful week, with some hopeful signs, like this moment, and some further set backs. We started her on oral steroids on Monday as she still wasn't improving. It turns out Button is allergic to the injectable penicillin. She's had some pretty severe reactions that I unfortunately did not recognize as being to the penicillin as she has had oral amoxicillin without any difficulty and there were other variables I thought were causing the issues. These reactions may have also slowed down the effects of the steroids, so we aren't seeing the improvements as quickly as we'd hoped. But today is a good day, and I'll take it.

The original block of St Mary's Hospital in Norfolk Place was designed by Thomas Hopper in the classical style. It first opened its doors to patients in 1851, the last of the great voluntary hospitals to be founded. Among St Mary's founders was the surgeon Isaac Baker Brown, a controversial figure who performed numerous clitoridectomies at the London Surgical Home, his hospital for women, and who "immediately set to work to remove the clitoris whenever he had the opportunity of doing so." It was at St Mary's Hospital that C.R. Alder Wright first synthesized diamorphine in 1874.

The Clarence Memorial Wing, designed by Sir William Emerson and built with its main frontage on Praed Street, opened in 1904. It was at the hospital that Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Fleming's laboratory has been restored and incorporated into a museum about the discovery and his life and work.

The private Lindo wing, where there have been royal births and several celebrity births, opened in November 1937; it was financed by businessman and hospital board member Frank Charles Lindo, who made a large donation before his death in 1938.

Following the 1944 publication of a report by Sir William Goodenough advocating a minimum size for teaching hospitals, and following the formation of the National Health Service in the 1948, several local hospitals became affiliated to St Mary's Hospital. These included Paddington General Hospital, the Samaritan Hospital for Women and the Western Eye Hospital.

In the 1950s, Felix Eastcott, a consultant surgeon and deputy director of the surgical unit at St Mary's Hospital, carried out pioneering work on carotid endarterectomy designed to reduce the risk of stroke. Paddington General Hospital closed and relocated services to the Paddington basin site in November 1986 and, in common with the other London teaching hospitals who lost their independence at that time, the medical school of St Mary's Hospital merged with that of Imperial College London in 1988.

In 1987 as part of on-going rationalisation within the NHS, the hundred year old Paddington Green Children's Hospital was closed down, the listed buildings sold off and its services absorbed into St Mary's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary%27s_Hospital,_London

The original block of St Mary's Hospital in Norfolk Place was designed by Thomas Hopper in the classical style. It first opened its doors to patients in 1851, the last of the great voluntary hospitals to be founded. Among St Mary's founders was the surgeon Isaac Baker Brown, a controversial figure who performed numerous clitoridectomies at the London Surgical Home, his hospital for women, and who "immediately set to work to remove the clitoris whenever he had the opportunity of doing so." It was at St Mary's Hospital that C.R. Alder Wright first synthesized diamorphine in 1874.

The Clarence Memorial Wing, designed by Sir William Emerson and built with its main frontage on Praed Street, opened in 1904. It was at the hospital that Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. Fleming's laboratory has been restored and incorporated into a museum about the discovery and his life and work.

The private Lindo wing, where there have been royal births and several celebrity births, opened in November 1937; it was financed by businessman and hospital board member Frank Charles Lindo, who made a large donation before his death in 1938.

Following the 1944 publication of a report by Sir William Goodenough advocating a minimum size for teaching hospitals, and following the formation of the National Health Service in the 1948, several local hospitals became affiliated to St Mary's Hospital. These included Paddington General Hospital, the Samaritan Hospital for Women and the Western Eye Hospital.

In the 1950s, Felix Eastcott, a consultant surgeon and deputy director of the surgical unit at St Mary's Hospital, carried out pioneering work on carotid endarterectomy designed to reduce the risk of stroke. Paddington General Hospital closed and relocated services to the Paddington basin site in November 1986 and, in common with the other London teaching hospitals who lost their independence at that time, the medical school of St Mary's Hospital merged with that of Imperial College London in 1988.

In 1987 as part of on-going rationalisation within the NHS, the hundred year old Paddington Green Children's Hospital was closed down, the listed buildings sold off and its services absorbed into St Mary's. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary%27s_Hospital,_London

All wrapped up and recovering from an Ear infection and Tonsillitis, bless him. The penicillin soldiers have done their job, the little one is much better today and had a new haircut :0))

Taken after attending recent presentation by the The Aurora Historical Society.

Hillary House Aurora Ontario Built in 1862, Hillary House is recognized by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board as one of Canada’s best examples of Gothic Revival architecture. Hillary House is potentially among the foremost historic house museums in North America, combining architectural significance and the personal possessions of three generations of medical doctors who worked and lived there with their families. It is a window to a time of immense change, from the era of leeches and bleeding to the advent of penicillin, from a time of calling cards and private ballrooms to the arrival of the phonograph.

 

break out the penicillin!!

First italian penicillin plant, inaugurated on 1950 September 21st at the presence of Sir Alexander Fleming, penicillin discoverer. Located in Rome, via Tiburtina. Abandoned today.

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Prima fabbrica italiana produttrice di penicillina, venne inaugurata il 21 settembre 1950 alla presenza di Sir Alexander Fleming, scopritore della penicillina. Stabili siti in via Tiburtina a Roma. Oggi in rovina.

This is my take on this weeks theme of Danger - we have a small holding with some sheep and occasionally they need to be injected for a variety of ailments. However, the danger is not to the sheep but to my wife who is allergic to penicillin and can go into anaphylactic shock if it gets into her system, so as a preventative measure she is allowed no where near this when the sheep require treatment...HMM

First italian penicillin plant, inaugurated on 1950 September 21st at the presence of Sir Alexander Fleming, penicillin discoverer. Located in Rome, via Tiburtina. Abandoned today.

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Prima fabbrica italiana produttrice di penicillina, venne inaugurata il 21 settembre 1950 alla presenza di Sir Alexander Fleming, scopritore della penicillina. Stabili siti in via Tiburtina a Roma. Oggi in rovina.

Happy weekend everyone

 

a bad week, but it seems a good ending., for my sweet Detla Freedom

After 3 days of antibiotics, the vet was back. today

she has (bone infection right leg

 

We decided, 3 days again with antibiotic injection,

lots of rest, inside in a warm stable

and hopefully she will recover , so far , seems good

 

greetings all the animals on the farm

Caroline

 

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31-10-2016

Delta Freedom goes well after 6 days antibiotic

Now she gets penicillin, spray

on her leg for 3 weeks

Abby quickly reached her lab to test a few samples for penicillin.

She's still to drop her bag and scarf, but is holding tight to her caffein drink!

(I realized only editing that the black scarf disappears in the picture above...in comments the close up!)

Villa Sigurtà è celebre per aver ospitato molte illustri personalità in ogni tempo: nel Risorgimento la famiglia Nuvoloni ospitò gli imperatori Francesco Giuseppe I d’Austria e Napoleone III di Francia. Nel Novecento, i Conti Sigurtà vi ospitarono, tra gli altri, Maria Callas, la Regina Vittoria Eugenia di Spagna, il Re Costantino di Grecia, il Re Simeone di Bulgaria, il Principe Carlo d’Inghilterra, il Principe Filippo del Belgio, il Duca d’Aosta, ed i Principi del Liechtenstein e di Monaco.

 

I saloni di Villa Sigurtà hanno ospitato importanti convegni medici e scientifici con la partecipazione di numerosi premi Nobel fra cui Alexander Fleming (penicillina), Selman Waksman (streptomicina), Gerhard Domagk (sulfamidici), Konrad Lorenz (etologia) e Albert Bruce Sabin (vaccino antipolio).

 

Pénicilline en injection et anti-inflammatoires un cocktail souvent employé pour les infections chez les chevaux !

penicillin

I have been in the sick bay since Oct 14, well it's pneumonia, I have had some heavy duty Penicillin top of the drug chain. But still I remain run down, coughing, feeling like crapola. I am at a loss, any cures would be welcomed.

 

I haven't visited much, I am not super creatively inspired, everyday is a struggle.

  

Looks really good in black. I on the other hand don't look good in black.

  

Shhhhhhhhh, taken with my I phone at a Toy store, guess the toy and be a winner of you guessed it right. Ka ching.

First italian penicillin plant, inaugurated on 1950 September 21st at the presence of Sir Alexander Fleming, penicillin discoverer. Located in Rome, via Tiburtina. Abandoned today.

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Prima fabbrica italiana produttrice di penicillina, venne inaugurata il 21 settembre 1950 alla presenza di Sir Alexander Fleming, scopritore della penicillina. Stabili siti in via Tiburtina a Roma. Oggi in rovina.

Sir Alexander Fleming plaque, St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington W2, London. Fleming was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1945 along with Ernst Chain and Howard Florey, two chemists who did much to turn the production of penicillin into a practicable proposition. Fleming was a Scot, Florey an Australian, and Chain a Russo-German Jew who fled Germany to escape Nazi persecution.

This is going to be a series of FUNGI I photographed at Cape Tribulation in far north Queensland in February 2007, for 3 days. Cape Tribulation, 150/200 km north of Cairns, is pristine rainforest and freshwater and mangrove swamps. Rainfall in 2006 was way above average at 300 inches (7.5 metres). It was not easy getting these photos because I was often down in the wet and damp and eaten by mosquitoes, bitten by angry black ants, and totally drenched through because of high temperatures and humidity. Nevertheless I am happy with some I have taken and will share these with you over a period of time. I will start with these today and more will follow:-

 

Mycology is an interesting subject and it was only 2 months ago I began to get interested in it mainly because of the macros I was seeing on Flickr. You people who live in England, France, Germany and the USA are fortunate because a lot of work has been done on your fungi and identification resources are available to you. In Australia this is not so. No Australian Government gives any money for fungi research and identification, even though an Australian scientist discovered the fungi that led to penicillin being produced (Florey). It is estimated that Australia has around 250 000 fungi in all the fungi families, but no more than 5 to 10% have been properly classified and identified, and most of that is in the State of Victoria (Capital Melbourne) but that is 3000 km south of me.

 

Because I am so new at this, and have scant resources, then I am going to be hopeless at providing any names for you. I apologise for that so don’t be mad at me. Hope you like these. A few of mine (not too many) will have a bit of blurring because light in the rainforest is not good especially when the sky is overcast which it often was.

LONDON, ENGLAND.

Discoverer of penicillin, Sir ALEXANDER FLEMING, lived here.

 

Taken on July 27, 2006 while on vacation in England with my wife Theresa Jane Brown.

 

Thanassis Fournarakos - Θανάσης Φουρναράκος

Professional Photographer, Athens, Greece

(retired in 2011, born in 1946).

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None of my images may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, manipulated or used on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission. THANK YOU!

   

Delft, gemeente , western Netherlands. It lies along the canalized Schie River between Rotterdam and The Hague. Founded in 1075 and chartered in 1246, it was severely damaged by fire in 1536 and by the explosion of a powder magazine in 1654. Delft was a trade centre in the 16th and 17th centuries and was famous for its tin-glazed earthenware, or delftware, but was superseded in trade by Rotterdam in the 18th century. Principal manufactures are now ceramics, spirits, oils, penicillin, yeast, and machinery.

Macro Mondays - Sidelit

'Cause sometimes you just feel tired,

Feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up.

But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength

And just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up

And not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.

 

Till I collapse I’m spilling these raps long as you feel 'em

Till the day that I drop you'll never say that I'm not killing them

'Cause when I am not then I'ma stop pinning 'em

And I am not hip-hop and I’m just not Eminem.

Subliminal thoughts when I'm stop sending them women are caught in webs spin and hock venom

Adrenaline shots of penicillin could not get the illing to stop.

Amoxacillin is just not real enough.

The criminal cop killing hip-hop filling a minimal swap to cop millions of Pac listeners.

You're coming with me, feel it or not you’re gonna fear it like I showed you the spirit of god lives in us.

You hear it a lot, lyrics that shock is it a miracle or am I just a product of pop fizzing up.

For shizzel my wizzel this is the plot listen up you bizzels forgot slizzel does not give a fuck.

 

Till the roof comes off, till the lights go out

Till my legs give out, can’t shut my mouth.

Till the smoke clears out. Am I high? Perhaps

I'ma rip this shit till my bones collapse.

Till the roof comes off, till the lights go out

Till my legs give out, can’t shut my mouth.

Till the smoke clears out. Am I high? Perhaps

I'ma rip this shit till my bones collapse."

  

The Kingdom Fungi includes some of the most important organisms, both in terms of their ecological and economic roles. By breaking down dead organic material, they continue the cycle of nutrients through ecosystems. In addition, most vascular plants could not grow without the symbiotic fungi, or mycorrhizae, that inhabit their roots and supply essential nutrients. Other fungi provide numerous drugs (such as penicillin and other antibiotics), foods like mushrooms, truffles and morels, and the bubbles in bread, champagne, and beer.

Fungi also cause a number of plant and animal diseases: in humans, ringworm, athlete's foot, and several more serious diseases are caused by fungi. Because fungi are more chemically and genetically similar to animals than other organisms, this makes fungal diseases very difficult to treat. Plant diseases caused by fungi include rusts, smuts, and leaf, root, and stem rots, and may cause severe damage to crops. However, a number of fungi, in particular the yeasts, are important "model organisms" for studying problems in genetics and molecular biology.

First italian penicillin plant, inaugurated on 1950 September 21st at the presence of Sir Alexander Fleming, penicillin discoverer. Located in Rome, via Tiburtina. Abandoned today.

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Prima fabbrica italiana produttrice di penicillina, venne inaugurata il 21 settembre 1950 alla presenza di Sir Alexander Fleming, scopritore della penicillina. Stabili siti in via Tiburtina a Roma. Oggi in rovina.

Back to the vet with Button. Although we had some improvement with her eating the week after Thanksgiving, she has stopped eating on her own again. When she was little, she used to get "tummy spells" that we would treat with a course of antibiotics. It would clear up and she'd be good for a while. It occurred to me that her not eating now might be a tummy spell. We had to check her weight for the correct dose, so I took her in. She's lost 2 pounds in 3 weeks! That's scary. She had a temperature today and her lymph nodes are swollen, especially in her bowels. We did an ultrasound and she has signs of inflammatory bowel disease. We're going to try a course of penicillin, and I will keep syringe feeding her every few days, adding probiotics and supplements to help her gi tract. And if this doesn't completely help, we have a course of action to try.

Seems I'm trying to figure out how to grow penicillin in the back of my fridge. It's not moldy, it's a science experiment. :-)

 

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