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The Leper (Leprosy or Hansen's disease). It is caused by Mycobacterium leprae, a bacillus that multiplies very slowly and mainly affects the skin, nerves, and mucous membranes. The organism has never been grown in bacteriologic media or cell culture, but has been grown in mouse foot pads.
Tool used for removing arrows (1540) The blades were sharpened on the outside. The operator would insert the device by following the tract of the arrow in with the instrument closed, and then widen to create a tract for the arrow to be removed.
World's Oddest Mothers
Meet Lina Medina: she's the youngest confirmed mother in medical history, giving birth at the age of five years, seven months and 21 days. Born in Ticrapo, Peru, Medina was brought to a hospital by her parents at the age of five years due to increasing abdominal size. She was originally thought to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in her seventh month of pregnancy.
Hypodermic syringe with a spare needle and metal case, late 19th century (perhaps the kind used at 221B Baker St) - currently on display at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London
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