Meniere’s Disease on the Moon

While cochlear implants and other surgical procedures are life-changing miracles within themselves, another story of miraculous success that was the result of an astronaut’s grounding in 1964.  The astronaut’s 1968 triumph over the disease was due to the personal attitude of the individual and the medical genius of the surgical inventor and innovator, Dr. William…

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Hearing, Balance and Hyperloop: Part II

Last week we discussed the development of a concept described as the Vactrain.  While the concept began in the 19th century, Robert Goddard, as a freshman at Worchester Polytechnic Institute, substantially refined the idea in a 1906 short story called “The High-Speed Bet” which was summarized and published in a 1909  Scientific American editorial called “The Limit…

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