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Neil Richard
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40 Years Ago Today - February 14, 1977
I spent my first Valentine's Day with Dr. Cho getting a "well baby check." Things went "OK" at the check-up.

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40 Years Ago Today - January 31, 1977
I'm once again back at Dr. Cheatham's office to check on the growth of my head. Based on the notes, it all "seems to be doing OK." The second note sounds like Dr. Cheatham is at a loss for why the large head and is telling my parents they have the option of...

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40 Years Ago Today - January 22, 1977
On January 22, 1977, my mother and I paid a visit to her mother, Dorothy Hollingsworth. The first photo shows my mother wearing a souvenir shirt from her Hawaii trip and my abnormally large head. The next photo has a my grandmother holding me with a hidden ...

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40 Years Ago Today - January 20, 1977
This visit was to Dr. Cho, my primary care doctor. There's no reason listed but I was sent for lab work, specifically a "hematocrit" test. The hematocrit test (or HCT) is a simple test that measures your red blood cell count. Since there's no reason given a...

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40 Years Ago Today - January 17, 1977
Continuing my on-going medical saga of having a huge head, we are now moving into the "re-ck" phase. As in "re-check" my head to make sure everything is okay. Spoiler alert: everything will be fine.

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40 Years Ago Today - January 10, 1977
Today was a big day 40 years ago. I went in for a "complete skull EMI brain scan" (what we would call a CT scan today). Turns out "EMI" is just the brand of the CT scanner. There's some interesting history out there on not only EMI but also CT scanners. A f...

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