The Medicine of Headaches
Wednesday, October 18, 5:45-8:30 p.m.
A panel of neurologists will discuss current approaches to the diagnosis and management of headaches. Topics include: chronic headaches; pathophysiology and treatment; headaches and sleep; and medication overuse in headache. This CME activity is valued up to 2.5 credit hours in Category 1 credit. For information and to register, call (434) 982-8255 or e-mail
Wednesday, October 25, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
South Street Brewery
Join us for PostCALL, a casual after-hours social where you can wind down and visit with colleagues. Hosted by Martha Jefferson's Hospitalists, the social will be held at South Street Brewery, featuring a warm pub atmosphere and house-brewed beers. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and soft drinks provided. Physicians, healthcare providers and office staff are welcome to attend and bring a guest. To RSVP, call (434)982-7009 or 1-888-652-6663.
Innovations that Shaped the Future:
Wish I'd Thought of That!
- Dubble Bubble bubble gum was invented by an accountant named Walter Diemer in 1928.
- Frederick Winthrop Thayer of Massachusetts, the captain of the Harvard University Baseball Club, received a patent for his baseball catcher's mask on February 12, 1878.
- Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878-1972), the mother of 12 children, had good reason to improve the efficiency and convenience of household items. A pioneer in ergonomics, Gilbreth patented many devices, including an electric food mixer, and the trash can with step-on lid-opener.
- Charles Ginsberg is credited with inventing videotape in 1956.
- The first lightweight luggage designed for air travel was conceived by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
- Kleenex® Cleansing Tissues were invented in 1924 as a sanitary way to remove cold cream.
- Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors.
- Levi Hutchins of Concord, New Hampshire, invented the first alarm clock in 1787. It rang only at 4 a.m. because that's what time he got up.
- M. R. Bissell had a china shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was allergic to the dusty straw scattered on the floor after unpacking china from crates. So he invented the first carpet sweeper in 1876 to clean up the mess and protect his sinuses.
- In 1832, the Scottish surgeon Neil Arnott devised water beds as a way of improving patients' comfort.
- Miami Beach pharmacist Benjamin Green invented the first suntan cream by cooking cocoa butter in a granite coffee pot on his wife's stove, and then testing the batch on his own head. His invention was introduced as Coppertone Suntan Cream in 1944.
- The first U.S. patent for an animal was issued to geneticists at Harvard University in 1988. The animal - called an "oncomouse" - is a genetically engineered mouse that is highly susceptible to breast cancer.
- The U.S. record for the greatest number of patented inventions is 1,093. The record is held by Thomas Alva Edison.