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St Croix, Invisible to the World, Thanks to the Media

I’ve debated with this question for years, ‘If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s nobody around to hear, does it make a sound?’ I’ve flipped-flopped for years, “Yes, it made a sound and No, it didn’t.” But after the lack of coverage during and after the devastating effects that has crippled St. Croix by Hurricane Maria, I will never debate (with that question) again. Yes, if the tree fell in the forest, it made a sound. Even though there is lack of media coverage of this disastrous storm, yes, Maria wrecked St. Croix.

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From Whiskey Anesthesia to a 3D-Printed Heart: 125 Years of Norton Children’s Hospital on Display at the Frazier

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 13, 2017 — With anesthesia not yet available in 1892, 5-year-old Radford Duff was given a shot of whiskey and salt-packed ice to numb his hip before surgery 125 years ago at Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Primitive conditions to be sure, but the operation at the first children’s hospital in the south was a big success….

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