After weighing his options, Cleveland chose surgery, under one condition: The operation had to be conducted in total secrecy.
People from all walks of life—dentists, psychologists, journalists, and more—came together to come up with some crazy, unorthodox, and sometimes wildly successful weapons to win the war.
Calling off the World Series was a two-man job.
In 1816, French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec had a young woman on his exam table, and no idea what to do with her.
Ada Lovelace has been called the world's first computer programmer. What she did was write the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computing machine that existed only on paper.
Before anesthesia, surgery wasn't considered the work of a licensed medical professional.
This snail spent more than a night at the museum before someone realized it was still alive.
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