Respectful Insolence

Archives for April 9, 2007

I wonder why this never caught on…

Via Modern Mechanix, from the pages of Popular Mechanics, April 1924: BEARD IS REMOVED WITH MUD AND USE OF X-RAYS Shaving beards from men’s faces, has been accomplished by a special mudlike paste that is undergoing experiments at the hands of a New York doctor. After the mass has been applied, it hardens and is…

In my last couple of posts on the risks and benefits of ever more sensitive screening tests for various cancers, and in particular breast cancer, I marveled at a a bit of serendipity that had pointed me to a particular old article a mere few days before multiple new papers about breast cancer screening with…