After weighing his options, Cleveland chose surgery, under one condition: The operation had to be conducted in total secrecy.
In 1816, French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec had a young woman on his exam table, and no idea what to do with her.
Calling off the World Series was a two-man job.
Ada Lovelace has been called the world's first computer programmer. What she did was write the world’s first machine algorithm for an early computing machine that existed only on paper.
Before anesthesia, surgery wasn't considered the work of a licensed medical professional.
This snail spent more than a night at the museum before someone realized it was still alive.
More than a century before Indiana Jones first cracked his whip, Sir Richard Francis Burton had already mastered the daring art of scholarly adventure.
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