Colonial America

Colonial America 1

TO WRITE A HISTORY of colonial America used to be easier,” Alan Taylor’s fine new synthesis begins; “the human cast and the geographic stage were both considered so much smaller.” The past quarter-century of scholarship has enlarged that cast and stage exponentially. Instead of thirteen British colonies hugging the Atlantic seaboard, historians now must consider …

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iPhone History: Every generation in timeline order

iPhone History: Every generation in timeline order 2

Every generation or two, a technological advancement is made that is so significant it radically changes the foundation, direction, and momentum of society. The car, telephone, airplane, television, personal computer, and the internet have all dramatically shifted the very structure of modern society, opening up possibilities undreamed of before their creation and dramatically shifting the …

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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Pupura: A History

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Pupura: A History 3

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is a misnomer. The rare condition causes antibodies to destroy platelets important for blood clotting, and can produce symptoms of low platelet count, unusual haemorrhaging, including intracranial haemorrhage (rare but potentially life threatening), mucosal and gingival haemorrhaging, abnormal menstruation, petichiae, purpura and a general propensity to bruise easily. However, some patients …

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