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Author Archives: Anna Holloway

Infection, germs, and sepsis…..

Today, I am launching what I hope will be a short series of blogs to discuss the progress made in medical knowledge from 19th century state of the art to present day surgical practice. I suppose I should begin with an acknowledgement that 19th surgery was not only the last choice available to save a […]

Thoughts about DC – then and now

In my previous “blog” I wrote about having seen the movie” Lincoln.”  A friend mentioned to me what living in D.C. must have been like in a mid-nineteenth century American city.  Of course, I am laughing to myself thinking of D.C. as a city at that time.  Even grammar school students learn just how much […]

On the movie Lincoln

Now that I have written a couple of “blogs” I suppose I am a pro; however I don’t feel as though I have done a credible job as of this writing.  So today, I will give it another shot. I saw the  movie “Lincoln” when it came out and cannot express the impact it had on […]

Squeaky clean? Not so much…

Well, I’m back and I hope you enjoyed my first attempt at writing a blog.  It is an interesting activity and allows me to be both creative and I hope a bit educational.  Some readers will be so young that my story will be history; others will begin to smile as they remember, along with […]