So Strong; yet so calm: Mary's Choice.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Betty Boop, MD


If you're feeling wealthy, and want to be healthy,
Now's the time to buy Jippo;
They're treating the nation to cheap operation,
Here's something that you should know:
For the rate they used to charge to cure St. Vitus,
You can feel swell and have appendicitis!
If they cut something extra, they won't charge you extra,
Now's the time to buy Jippo!

"Everything in excess is opposed to nature?"
"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, 
there is also a love of humanity?" 

On 17 April 1955, Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which had previously been reinforced surgically by Dr. Rudolph Nissen in 1948. He took the draft of a speech he was preparing for a television appearance commemorating the State of Israel's seventh anniversary with him to the hospital, but he did not live long enough to complete it. Einstein refused surgery, saying: "I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly." He died in Princeton Hospital early the next morning at the age of 76, having continued to work until near the end.

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