A Reader’s Meme from Mindy:
Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook
OK! OK! But it’s not very exciting… DD#1 is sick with the flu and I had it out to read about the alternative medicines for it (echinacea, medicinal belladonna and goldenseal, in case you wondered.)
Find Page 123.
Find the first 5 sentences:
World War II impacted the development of clinical trials in a number of ways. Infectious diseases such as malaria and typhoid were major killers in regions where soldiers were being sent to fight. Cinchona had almost been exclusively available from Indonesia, which was occupied by Japanese forces in 1942, thereby cutting of cinchona supplies. Nonfatal wounds often became infected and then caused death. Penicillin and sulfonamide, discovered prior to the war and shown to dramatically reduced wound infections, were available in only small amounts.
Feel free to play (uh… keep it G-rated) and let me know if you did. I know this wasn’t exciting. Coulda been worse. Coulda been a Greek lexicon or something. hehehe