Monthly Archives: March 2017

His was a remarkable life and a profound journey.

The year 1667 was a historic one in medicine; French Doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys performed the first ever blood transfusion, in June of that year. 1667 was also a historic year in Ireland, with a transfusion of a different kind, i.e. … Continue reading

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I give you Hazel; a very special currency.

It was the year 1880, a year during which the building of the great Panama Canal commenced; that vital shipping conduit, which eventually was to link the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. It was also a year, during which … Continue reading

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