Column: Elizabeth II: A Life Well-Scripted

The news media are saturated with reports on, reviews of, videos from, and second by second analyses of one of the most expensive funerals since Pharaoh Khufu of Egypt was interred in the Great Pyramid at Giza. That funeral was held more than 4,000 years ago, and its cost was probably Continue reading “Column: Elizabeth II: A Life Well-Scripted”

Column: The Futility of Bloodletting

George Washington died at the age of 67, just two years after he left the presidency. Like many of his contemporaries, he died from an infection. Accounts of his complaints and clinical course indicate that he had a disease of his airway that interfered with his breathing. Twentieth Continue reading “Column: The Futility of Bloodletting”