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Retrospectroscope

Retrospectroscope September/October 2020
Hearing Aid History: From Ear Trumpets to Digital Technology
It is said that time marches on, and one thing is certain: Hearing loss marches right along with it. The recorded history of hearing loss goes back hundreds of years, and attempts to correct hearing loss have been in existence since the very first person to cup a hand behind one ear... Read more
Retrospectroscope July/August 2020
Vaccines and Homeopath
There are some similarities between the concepts of vaccination and that giving support to homeopathy. The objective of the present article explores the historical background of both trying to better understand such similarities, if any at all... Read more
Retrospectroscope May/June 2020
Organismic Sets: What Are They?
The term Organismic Sets described a puzzling and difficult area of research that apparently appears nowadays forgotten, for recent publications cannot be pinpointed. The objective here intends to find out what this subject deals with, not trying to go deeper in its intrincacies, for it would exceed by far the possibilities of the article. Instead, the article only calls the attention and perhaps stimulates the young mathematically oriented researcher... Read more
Retrospectroscope March/April 2020
Tuberculosis, Cholera, Anthrax: Dreadful Culprits
This article aims at describing the sagas painfully trodden by researchers to uncover the origins and possible therapeutical means to fight and prevent the fearful culprits mentioned in the title. Moreover, some side historical comments are also included, a few based on misconceptions and sheer ignorance of the past. Mention is made, too, of great epidemics that devastated humanity. Romantic fashionable ideas of those days are also recalled with a condescending smile... Read more
Retrospectroscope January/February 2020
Numerical Clinical Cardiology
Numbers, numbers, they endessly fill out our life… weight, height and many other more hidden body attributes, too, like ­chronobiological parameters! Fat and thin woman, by Lyudmyla ­Kharlamova Out of the several specialties and subspecialties found in Clinical Medicine, there are two... Read more
Retrospectroscope November/December 2019
Oblivion Phenomenon in Science
Recognition of true merits may not be a common virtue of the human being, as often achievements are either forgotten, not seen or just buried into oblivion. History of science has plenty of examples, occasionally tainted by endless and useless... Read more
Retrospectroscope November/December 2019
Physical Rehabilitation: A Historical Look
Medicine aims toward restoring, maintaining, and improving human health, and engineering aims toward restoring, maintaining and improving human wellness. Both disciplines apply knowledge from science and technology at large to accomplish such objectives. Bioengineering, also called biomedical engineering, is defined... Read more
Retrospectroscope September/October 2019
Giordano Bruno: Expander of the Copernican Universe
How many crimes were and are committed in God’s name? Combien de crimes ont été et sont commis sur le nom de Dieu? Wie viele Verbrechen wurden und werden auf Gottes Namen begangen? ¿Cuántos crímenes fueron y son cometidos en nombre de Dios? Quanti... Read more
Retrospectroscope July/August 2019
Old Age, Divine Age, Why Not?
Perceptions Quarante ans, c’est la vieillesse de la jeunesse, mais cinquante ans, c’est la jeunesse de la vieillesse. Forty is the old age of youth, while fifty is the youth of old age. Vierzig ist das höhe Alter der Jugend, während fünfzig ist... Read more
Retrospectroscope May/June 2019
The Slide Rule
Perhaps, in the far distant back of times, man in his need to somewhat quantify what he had collected to survive (animals or plants or fruits), needed to count, and his own fingers and toes became a good first instrument... Read more