March is National Nutrition Month.
March is National Nutrition Month® -- a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
NNM also promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based
food and nutrition information.
LifeScience Moment: Ether used as surgical anesthetic for the first time.
Dr. Crawford Long, an American physician and pharmacist in Jefferson, Georgia, used ether for the first time on March 30, 1842 to
remove a tumor from the neck of James M. Venable. Long subsequently removed a second tumor from Venable, and later used ether as an anesthetic in
amputations and childbirth. The results of these trials were published in 1848 in The Southern Medical and Surgical Journal.
Although Long is regarded as the first to have used an ether anesthesia in surgery, William T. G. Morton, an American dentist publicly
demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic on October 16, 1846 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
Anthrax Bacteria Colonies
"When people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together."
Isacc Asimov, American writer