Medicine: Blood & the Moon

In English folklore, the flow of a man's blood was supposed to be governed, like the ocean tides, by the phases of the moon. Modern medicine, of course, only chuckles at such claptrap. But now a Florida eye, ear, nose and throat specialist has gathered scientific evidence suggesting that there may be something to the old belief after all.

Tallahassee's Dr. Edson J. Andrews noticed that sometimes all his patients seemed to make good recoveries, but at other times many had hemorrhages and had to go back to the operating room for emergency treatment. Both types of cases were bunched. His nurse...

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