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  • 22 YEARS LATE:

  • A CALMING INFLUENCE: In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • A CHANGE IN LEADERS: Truman decides that instead of invading Japan, the U.S. will use its new atomic weapons to force Japan's surrender.

  • A Change of Life for Albert Schweitzer: Change of Life

  • A DEADLY SECOND WAVE: Soldiers arriving back in the U.S. spread the Spanish flu through the entire country. Hardest hit are large-crowd events, such as Philadelphia's Liberty Loan parade and the Armistice announcement.

  • A DEADLY, UNKNOWN DISEASE: Villagers and health-care workers in the vicinity of Yambuku, Zaire (now the Republic of Congo) are getting extremely sick, then dying. No one knows what is happening.

  • ALBERT GITCHELL GETS SICK: Albert Gitchell, an Army cook at Camp Funston, complains of flu-like symptoms. The air-borne disease spreads to Europe when U.S. soldiers go to Europe in WWI.

  • Albert Schweitzer: A virtuous doctor who said: "The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others."

  • Albert Schweitzer and His Hospital in Gabon: Dr. Schweitzer returns to Africa after WWI, but then war comes to Africa.

  • Albert Schweitzer and His Jungle Life: When building materials arrive at Lambarene, Albert Schweitzer designs a new hospital which incorporates its cultural setting and needs.

  • Albert Schweitzer Arrives at Lambarene: Albert and Helene Schweitzer arrive at Lambarene, their new home in Gambon.

  • Albert Schweitzer Goes to Africa: Albert and Helen Schweitzer travel to Africa, reaching the country of Gabon, where the new doctor intends to help relieve the suffering of people.

  • ALL OVER FOR HIM?: While suffering from a mental disorder, John Nash has periods of time where he does amazing work.

  • A MAN WITH A DOUBLE LIFE?: The successful cotton merchant with whom Florie falls in love is actually a drug addict with a mistress and children.

  • A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE: At the age of nineteen months, Helen Keller survives severe illness but loses her hearing and sight.

  • Anna Coleman Goes to Paris: In an art studio in Paris, Anna and her team create masks that enable wounded soldiers to resume their civilian lives.

  • Anna Coleman Ladd and Her Life-Restoring Masks: For the soldiers whose faces were mutilated in the Great War, Anna Coleman Ladd, was an angel of mercy. Using her artistic skill as a sculptress, she created new faces for the "mutiles," as they were ...

  • Anna Coleman Ladd - the Early Years: Her training in classical art and sculpting gave Anna the tools she needed to give wounded soldiers hope and new life.

  • Anna Coleman Ladd - The Process: As a classical sculptor, Anna used her training and artistic sense to create life-like masks for soldiers who had been disfigured in the Great War.

  • Anna Ladd After the War: After WWI ended, Anna Coleman Ladd returned to the United States and resumed her career as a sculptor.

  • Anna Ladd Creates Face Mask for Disfigured Soldier: Anna Ladd, at her studio in Paris, works-on a facial mask intended to help a wounded soldier return to life in the public eye.

  • ANNE SULLIVAN: On March 3, 1887, Helen Keller's life changed. Anne Sullivan, a teacher in the art of "finger spelling," agrees to help the Keller family. Perhaps there is something she can do to aid Helen.

  • Antwone Fisher: Despite growing up in foster care, Antwone Fisher becomes a successful Hollywood writer.

  • ASSASSINATION of PRESIDENT GARFIELD: Guiteau shoots the President twice, resulting in a back wound that later becomes infected and kills Garfield.

  • Astrology in Medieval Medicine: Zodiac Man and His Relationship to Medicine.

  • A TEACHER in YAMBUKU GETS SICK: Mabalo Lokela, a teacher living in a remote part of Zaire (today's Republic of Congo), is the "index patient" for a new disease which will be called Ebola.

  • A TEEN HERO NAMED JEAN-BAPTISTE JUPILLE: When word about Pasteur's vaccine spreads, a teenaged hero who saved the lives of six young shepherds needs the vaccine. He arrives from Arbois, Pasteur's childhood home.

  • AVALANCHES: People cause 95% of all avalanche accidents; the average avalanche travels around 80 mph.

  • Aviator: For his entire life, Howard Hughes was afraid of germs and their effect on him.

  • AVOIDING the FLASH: The U.S. creates an ad campaignurging people to stay in their cities and fight, in case an enemy drops a nuclear bomb.

  • A WALKING PRESSURE COOKER: Although Antwone Fisher is not a juvenile delinquent, he spends time in the George Junior Republic reform school in Grove City, Pennsylvania.

  • Black Death: 3 cases of human plague are reported in New Mexico. What is this illness? In the 1300s, science does little to prevent, diagnose or treat Bubonic Plague ("Black Death"). In 2014, Madagascar battles to...

  • Black Death Victims - Funeral at Tournai, Belgium: So many people died in plague, in 1349, that there were not enough coffins to care for all the bodies.

  • BOBBY'S ROLE in the MISSILE CRISIS: Bobby meets privatelywiththeSoviet Ambassador to discuss a deal to end the Cuban missile crisis.

  • BOMBING OF NAGASAKI: An atomic bomb called "Fat Man" detonates above the Japanese city of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Less than a week later, Japan surrenders, ending WWII.

  • Brain Damage from Lack of Oxygen: This image depicts a normal brain as opposed to a brain damaged from lack of oxygen

  • Breathing - How Oxygen Travels in the Body: When we breathe, oxygen gets into our bodies. How does it travel from our lungs to other places, like the brain?

  • Celia, A Slave: In the 1850s, laws protecting citizens do not apply to slaves because they do not have the same rights as white citizens.

  • Charles Darwin - Death of Annie Darwin: Charles Darwin was grief stricken when his daughter Annie died (most likely from tuberculosis).

  • CHARLES GUITEAU: ERSTWHILE LAWYER: Guiteau blames President Garfield for his unsuccessful career.

  • CHILD OF THE SILENT NIGHT: Helen learns to communicate through tantrums and violent outbursts.

  • COCAINE AND THE COCA PLANT: Albert Nieman discovers how to separate the alkaloid base of the coca plant. Thereafter, many products now contain small amounts of cocaine.

  • COCAINE - IT'S NOT CHOCOLATE: Cocaine and chocolate are from different plants; cocaine is from the coca plant, chocolate is from the cacao plant.

  • Cocaine Papers - Sigmund Freud: Freud's 160th birthday is May 6, 2016. Did you know his work with cocaine caused him to withdraw his paper recommending the drug? Before he developed his psychoanalytical theories, Sigmund Freud belie...

  • Consumption - Tuberculosis and How It Spreads: Tuberculosis - a disease caused by bacteria - has plagued human beings for millenia. Studying spinal-column fragments ofEgyptian mummies, scientists have found signs of tuberculosis on people who liv...

  • CRYSTAL SKULLS: Crystal Skulls are human skull carvings made of quartz and may be pre-Columbian but carbon-dating is useless because quartz does not contain carbon.

  • Death and Legacy of Albert Schweitzer: Albert Schweitzer wins the Nobel Prize and, after his death, accolades pour in for him.

  • DEATH & DESTRUCTION IN MOJAVE:

  • DEATH OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD: People feel that Garfield dies too soon, but not "in vain".

  • DEATH ON THE MOUNTAIN: George Mallory disappears in 1924 while he attempts to become the first person to the summit of K2.

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