Strangling Angel

... Short, Starr, and Home, that diphtheria was prevalent in England from a much earlier period.17 The 'Strangling Angel' in Ireland In Ireland, the physician John Rutty related an outbreak of 'epidemic throat disease' during 1743, ...

Strangling Angel

This book is the first comprehensive history of the anti-diphtheria campaign and the factors which facilitated or hindered the rollout of the national childhood immunization programme in Ireland. It is easy to forget the context in which Irish society opted to embrace mass childhood immunization. Dwyer shows us how we got where we are. He restores Diphtheria's reputation as one of the most prolific child-killers of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Ireland and explores the factors which allowed the disease to take a heavy toll on child health and life-expectancy. Public health officials in the fledgling Irish Free State set the eradication of diphtheria among their first national goals, and eschewing the reticence of their British counterparts, adopted anti-diphtheria immunization as their weapon of choice. An unofficial alliance between Irish medical officers and the British pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome placed Ireland on the European frontline of the bacteriological revolution, however, Wellcome sponsored vaccine trials in Ireland side-lined the human rights of Ireland's most vulnerable citizens: institutional children in state care. An immunization accident in County Waterford, and the death of a young girl, raised serious questions regarding the safety of the immunization process itself, resulting in a landmark High Court case and the Irish Medical Union's twelve-year long withdrawal of immunization services. As childhood immunization is increasingly considered a lifestyle choice, rather than a lifesaving intervention, this book brings historical context to bear on current debate.

The Strangling Angel

Delia has just witnessed her mother's rape and murder at the hands of her father.

The Strangling Angel

Delia has just witnessed her mother’s bestial rape and murder at the hands of her father. Desperate to distract him from his brutality, she hits him with an axe, accidentally slicing his jugular, and leaves his body to a pack of wild dogs. She buries her mother in a family grave that already holds her sister and two younger brothers, victims of the Great Famine that ravaged Ireland from 1845-1848. Haunted by nightmarish images, she endures much suffering and hardship as she struggles to overcome the threat of starvation.She is taken in by a member of the Irish aristocracy and forms a close bond with the only child of Lord and Lady Keenagh. However, Delia is left devastated when the ‘strangling angel’ claims the little girl. Given the means to begin a new life in America by His Lordship in appreciation for her loyalty, Delia leaves Ireland forever. When she is robbed en route to New York, a sailor comes to her aid and they end up marrying. Everything is fine, until her husband’s touch inadvertently triggers a long-suppressed nightmare and she flees from him in hysteria. Can Delia ever be at peace; will she ever be totally free of her father’s evil touch? When tragedy continues to haunt her and her loved ones, she is left to wonder if it is her father taking revenge – and if he will ever be satisfied.The Strangling Angel, a work of adult historical fiction, is inspired by Diana Gabaldon, Edna O’Brien, Catherine Cookson and Maeve Binchy.

Strangling Angel

This is a comprehensive history of the anti-diphtheria campaign and the factors which facilitated or hindered the rollout of a national childhood immunisation programme in Ireland.

Strangling Angel

This is a comprehensive history of the anti-diphtheria campaign and the factors which facilitated or hindered the rollout of a national childhood immunisation programme in Ireland. Dwyer charts how this national goal was marked by conflict and tragedy and placed Ireland on the European frontline of the bacteriological revolution.

Smallpox Syphilis and Salvation

Banishing the 'Strangling Angel' diphtheria, tetanus and behring's blood serum therapy Both Pam and Poppy became very ill with sore throats and could hardly swallow ... In spite of my mother's and Betty's round the clock nursing, ...

Smallpox  Syphilis and Salvation

Since ancient times the search for cures for the great scourges that have afflicted humankind has been an ongoing quest, but it is only within the last 200 years that major breakthroughs have occurred and the development of modern medicine has accelerated. The stories behind these miraculous cures are those of intense rivalries and jealousies, bitter public humiliation, unswerving dedication, subterfuge, and great personal struggles. Often these medical advances have truly changed the world. When Edward Jenner developed the concept of vaccination, and with it the cure for smallpox, he found a way to defeat a disease that had affected half a billion people — more than all those affected by wars and other epidemics combined. And while the Black Death still lingers in pockets around the world, it no longer threatens to destroy entire civilisations as it once did. SMALLPOX, SYPHILIS AND SALVATION uncovers the compelling stories of the men and women, innovations and accidents that have led to diseases from polio to syphilis, diphtheria to diabetes, tetanus to leukaemia no longer being the death sentences they once were. It also sounds a note of warning — for some of these diseases are fighting back. It is estimated that tuberculosis now claims one life every fifteen seconds, while new 'superbugs' are resistant to penicillin and other antibiotics. Diseases may once again threaten to crush the world's population, either in the form of biological warfare or simply because they want to survive as much as we do ...

The Poison Thread

'I'm so sorry, my dears. It's ... it's the strangling angel.” Ma screamed. “The ... what?” Mrs Simmons placed a hand on my shoulder. It felt unbearably heavy. “The strangling angel has visited your sister.' It couldn't be possible.

The Poison Thread

"[An] uncanny Gothic mystery... Satisfying."—New York Times Book Review "A romping read with a deliciously dark conceit at its center... Reminded me of Alias Grace."—Kiran Millwood Hargrave From the author of The Silent Companions, a thrilling Victorian gothic horror story about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder. When Dorothea's charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets one of the prisoners, the teenaged seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another strange idea: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread--because Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches. The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations—of bitterness and betrayal, of death and dresses—will shake Dorothea's belief in rationality, and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted? Is she mad, or a murderer? For fans of Shirley Jackson, The Poison Thread is a spine-tingling, sinister read about the evil that lurks behind the facade of innocence.

Laura Purcell Collection

'The strangling angel has visited your sister.' It couldn't be possible. Could it? I tore out of the studio, ... Naomi's blanket lay on the bottom, its silver angel winking. I took it in my shaking hands. Then I began to rip.

Laura Purcell Collection

A collection of three deliciously dark, atmospheric tales: read with the lights on. The Silent Companions: winner of the WHS Thumping Good Read award '[An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book' Jojo Moyes Some doors are locked for a reason... Newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband's remote country estate only to discover a mysterious locked door. The Corset 'The Corset is a contender for my Book of the Year. Beautifully written, intricately plotted, a masterpiece' Sarah Hilary Is prisoner Ruth Butterham mad or a murderer? Victim or villain? Bone China 'Deliciously sinister' Heat A scientist attempts a revolutionary experiment in the caves under a Cornish manor house. Forty years later, the young daughter of the house is now an almost mute invalid, haunted by what she saw.

Dying on the Edge

Angel's face and body said he was reliving that time. His face contorted with anger. “I said, by God, I'd sue and she....” Frank gave Angel some time before prompting him with “Please go on.” His voice strangling, Angel whimpered.

Dying on the Edge

Maggi French is a beautiful film star whose lust for power and obsessive drive for another woman's husband can only bring disaster! SHE WAS LOOKING FOR A WAY BACK INTO HIS HEART! Film star Maggi French is on top of her game, and she wants billionare real estate mogul Kurt Wilder for herself, even though he's married and has a child. He owns Wilder Film Studios, and Maggi's drive for power demands she have him as her husband. She'll go to any lengths to get him, including voodoo. Maggi lives on the edge of an emotional precipice. Will her hunger for Kurt provide the thrust that pushes her over? WAS HE LOOKING FOR A DEADLY WAY OUT? Kurt Wilder has romanced many women and his wife knows all about them. Once he thought he'd divorce his wife and marry Maggi. Now he's drifting and she's clinging. Has he figured out a way to be free of her forever?

Vaccinology

This membrane can choke the person—the source of its common name in the late 19th century as the “strangling angel.” Sometimes, the membrane forms in the nose, on the skin, or other parts of the body. The bacteria also release a toxin ...

Vaccinology

Vaccinology: An Essential Guide outlines in a clear, practical format the entire vaccine development process, from conceptualization and basic immunological principles through to clinical testing and licensing of vaccines. With an outstanding introduction to the history and practice of vaccinology, it also guides the reader through the basic science relating to host immune responses to pathogens. Covering the safety, regulatory, ethical, and economic and geographical issues that drive vaccine development and trials, it also presents vaccine delivery strategies, novel vaccine platforms (including experimental vaccines and pathogens), antigen development and selection, vaccine modelling, and the development of vaccines against emerging pathogens and agents of bioterror. There are also sections devoted to veterinary vaccines and associated regulatory processes. Vaccinology: An Essential Guide is a perfect tool for designed for undergraduate and graduate microbiologists and immunologists, as well as residents, fellows and trainees of infectious disease and vaccinology. It is also suitable for all those involved in designing and conducting clinical vaccine trials, and is the ideal companion to the larger reference book Vaccinology: Principles and Practice.

A Shattered Life

STRANGLING. ANGEL. HENRY SUMMER 2009 ... I saw the anxious look on my mother's face, pale and terrified, fearing the outcome of whatever imminent danger awaited me. The rest of. The Strangling Angel: Henry Summer 2009.

A Shattered Life

A moving story of denial and depression taking the reader inside the complexities of a marriage shattered by the devastating loss of their only child. Kim, a psychotherapist and Mark, an emotionally distant actuary, build layers of protective defenses around them in order to survive. But when Kim receives a diagnosis of cancer, her unhealed pain rises to the surface. Kim embarks on an exploration of her Midwestern ancestors to find answers to the "why me" question. Starting with a diphtheria epidemic in the late 1800s to her current practice as a psychotherapist, she seeks understanding of the person she has become. Following Kim and Mark through doctor's visits, chemo drips, long nights, and even longer days, the story chronicles the grueling process of chemotherapy, as well as the complicated dance of a marriage in crisis. As Kim's treatment progresses, so too does her relationship with Mark, and the layers of emotional pain begin to peel away.

Issues in Law and Medicine 2013 Edition

strangling. angel'. of. children. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pediatrics Week — Current study results on Corynebacterium Infections have been published. According to news originating from Adelaide, Australia, ...

Issues in Law and Medicine  2013 Edition

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Apocalypse Meow

“He doesn't look like he was strangled,” Angel said before I had a chance to comment. “The mark's not deep enough.” “Don't jump to conclusions. If Kevin was drunk or otherwise incapacitated, it wouldn't need much strength to finish him ...

Apocalypse Meow

“My descent to the Seventh Circle of Hell began with a lawn chair.” When Maggie loses a lucrative contract for her P.I. agency due to an accidental full frontal flashing, she’s forced to accept the only other job on offer: one involving her nemesis, the pampered show cat, Quibbles. Maggie and her wacky associate Lenny are hired to escort Quibbles to the final round of auditions to become the face of a luxury cat food brand, Purrfect Paws. Instead of the five-star hotel they were promised, Maggie and Lenny find themselves trapped in a run-down hostelry in the middle of a hurricane. To make matters worse, their fellow guests include five spoiled celebrity cats and their ruthlessly ambitious owners, all of whom are determined that their cat should be chosen as the face of Purrfect Paws. And then a cat-astrophe strikes. One by one, the owners start dying. With the storm raging, and the body count rising, Maggie and Lenny are determined to find the killer before their inn turns into a morgue. Can Maggie catch the killer or will her fur-midable opponent get the upper paw? Grab a copy and find out today!

Justifying Genocide

The following day, a similar article appeared in the Braunschweiger Landeszeitung using the very same image of the “strangling angel of death” pushing the Armenians into their grave. It, too, used the term “concentration camps” (also in ...

Justifying Genocide

As Stefan Ihrig shows in this first comprehensive study, many Germans sympathized with the Ottomans’ longstanding repression of the Armenians and with the Turks’ program of extermination during World War I. In the Nazis’ version of history, the Armenian Genocide was justifiable because it had made possible the astonishing rise of the New Turkey.

Science Goes Viral

It was once characterized as the “Strangling Angel of Children.” Diphtheria is a bacterial infection transmitted via respiratory secretions spread through the air. The bacteria produce a toxin that causes a thick film to develop in the ...

Science Goes Viral

Science has gone viral! In more ways than one. Bestselling popular science author Dr. Joe Schwarcz breaks down the science of essential oils, placenta creams, intermittent fasting, and of course the spread of COVID-19 misinformation in this new collection from the master of demarcating non-science from science Since we first heard rumblings about a novel type of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, terms like pandemic, spike protein, viral particles, variants, mRNA vaccines, antibodies, hydroxychloroquine, social distancing, immune response, convalescent plasma, aerosol transmission, and of course, face coverings, have entered our everyday vocabulary. The scientific literature has exploded with studies exploring every facet of COVID-19, but unfortunately the “viral” spread of misinformation about the pandemic has also reached epic proportions. Science Goes Viral provides a framework for coming to grips with the onslaught of COVID-19 information and misinformation in this ever-changing pandemic. Here, you’ll learn about the first antibodies ever identified, the connection between tonic water and coronavirus, and whether we can zap COVID with copper. And although our thoughts and daily activities have been hijacked by the pandemic, life does go on, as does the pursuit of science. Dr. Joe features his usual array of diverse topics, including biblical dyes, essential oils, Jean Harlow’s hair, Lincoln’s magician, and bioplastics along with assorted examples of quackery. Delving into the many fascinating facets of science can serve as a welcome distraction from the COVID curse. In fact, enchantment with science can also be contagious. Will you be infected?

Uses and Abuses of Moses

Later it is made clear that the angel of death, Jahweh's Würgengel (strangling angel), is none other than Joshua with his band of young Hebrew warriors, who murder the firstborn of the Egyptians—a notion that had already been advanced ...

Uses and Abuses of Moses

In Uses and Abuses of Moses, Theodore Ziolkowski surveys the major literary treatments of the biblical figure of Moses since the Enlightenment. Beginning with the influential treatments by Schiller and Goethe, for whom Moses was, respectively, a member of a mystery cult and a violent murderer, Ziolkowski examines an impressive array of dramas, poems, operas, novels, and films to show the many ways in which the charismatic figure of Moses has been exploited—the “uses and abuses” of the title—to serve a variety of ideological and cultural purposes. Ziolkowski’s wide-ranging and in-depth study compares and analyzes the attempts by nearly one hundred writers to fill in the gaps in the biblical account of Moses’ life and to explain his motivation as a leader, lawgiver, and prophet. As Ziolkowski richly demonstrates, Moses’ image has been affected by historical factors such as the Egyptomania of the 1820s, the revolutionary movements of the mid-nineteenth century, the early move toward black liberation in the United States, and critical biblical scholarship of the late nineteenth century before, in the twentieth century, being appropriated by Marxists, Socialists, Nazis, and Freudians. The majority of the works studied are by Austro-German and Anglo-American writers, but Ziolkowski also includes significant examples of works from Hungary, Sweden, Norway, the Ukraine, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, and France. The figure of Moses becomes an animate seismograph, in Ziolkowski’s words, through whose literary reception we can trace many of the shifts in the cultural landscape of the past two centuries.

A Child is Waiting

In a medical school lecture, one of the professors said that, in the past, diphtheria was called “the strangling angel of children” and almost all infected children died. In 1901, Emil Von Behring was presented the Nobel Prize in ...

A Child is Waiting

Utilizing true stories from his pediatric practice, Dr. Vernon L. James sheds light on “attacks” made on children that rob them of their right to reach their highest potential. Children are vulnerable to attacks from the moment of conception and throughout their lives. These attacks include flawed chromosomes or genes, infectious diseases, starvation, neglect, cancer, abuse by those who should protect children, and a toxic environment that includes secondhand smoke and other poisons. By increasing our knowledge, we are able to guarantee children their rights to happiness and joy, and to good health and proper medical treatment. All the “stars” in the book’s stories are real children and families from the author’s over 50 years in medicine. Their conditions are described in story fashion and are written to be understood by all ages.

Beyond DNA

Called the strangling angel of children, diphtheria caused horrible suffering that frequently ended in death. Diphtheria's highly contagious pathology usually made quarantining the household necessary. Before inoculations for prevention ...

Beyond DNA

Beyond DNA: Inheriting Spiritual Strength from the Women in Your Family Tree Who is your hero? Is she a politician? An actress or artist? Is she a spirited evangelist at your church? We all have strong, female role models that we look up to, admire, and respect; however, most of those role models exist outside the framework of our families. What about our own mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and beyond? What heroic traits exist in our own hereditary lineages, and why aren’t we more aware of them? Author Selena Post spent seven years researching her ancestry; Beyond DNA: Inheriting Spiritual Strength from the Women in Your Family Tree is the culmination of her findings. Post looked at fifteen women in her lineage, and by observing their lives—and the historical events in the background—she was able to understand their spiritual strengths and weaknesses, as well as how both affected their lives and the lives of their offspring. It’s important to gain insight from those we know and love. Although not a guidebook for family tree research, Beyond DNA shows Post’s process as she discovered the inspirational lives of her ancestors. Post’s newfound knowledge changed her life and taught her how to live as a godly woman. What spiritual gifts exist in your family, and how will your legacy affect the young women to come?

At War Within

Diphtheria was in fact often referred to as the "strangling angel of children." It was not at all unusual for half of infected youngsters to die, whether they made it to a hospital or not. But this infant girl arrived at the Klinik at a ...

At War Within

Examines the interplay between the body's immune and nervous systems, discusses what happens when the immune system is overzealous and attacks healthy cells, and explores recent developments for stimulating a weakened immune system

MRCP2 Practice Questions Answers

The clinical syndrome , once called the ' strangling angel of children ' is largely the result of a potent exotoxin that inhibits protein synthesis and causes local tissue necrosis . The incubation period is 2–5 days .

MRCP2 Practice Questions   Answers

Provides coverage of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, both commonly-examined topics in the MRCP 2 examination. The questions in this title are in the Best of Five and from many format, encompassing the three elements - Data, History and Imaging - reflecting the exam.

Sylvia Pankhurst

Known as 'the Strangling Angel of Children', diphtheria is a bacterial infection that before the development of treatments and vaccines was a common cause of illness and death among children. Frank died shortly after his mother returned ...

Sylvia Pankhurst

'A wonderful book ... Holmes sublimely illuminates Sylvia's extraordinary life' The Times 'A masterpiece' Vanessa Redgrave Born into one of Britain's most famous activist families, Sylvia Pankhurst was a natural rebel. A free spirit and radical visionary, history placed her in the shadow of her famous mother, Emmeline, and elder sister, Christabel. Yet artist Sylvia Pankhurst was the most revolutionary of them all. Sylvia found her voice fighting for votes for women, imprisoned and tortured in Holloway prison more than any other suffragette. But the vote was just the beginning of her lifelong defence of human rights. She engaged with political giants, warned of fascism in Europe, championed the liberation struggles in Africa and India and became an Ethiopian patriot. Her intimate life was no less controversial. The rupture between Sylvia, Emmeline and Christabel became worldwide news, while her romantic life drew public speculation and condemnation. Rachel Holmes interweaves the personal and political in an extraordinary celebration of a life in resistance, painting a compelling portrait of one of the greatest unsung political figures of the twentieth century. 'A monument to an astonishing life' Daily Telegraph, Best Biographies of 2020 'A robust and sensitive biography' Sunday Times, History Books of the Year 'A moving, powerful biography' Guardian

The Halifax Explosion

This highly contagious upper-respiratory tract infection was a leading cause of death for children at the time, and was known as “the strangling angel of children.” During their illness, the boys were quarantined in one room of the ...

The Halifax Explosion

A gripping account of the events of explosion in Halifax harbour, and stories of the heroes and survivors coping with the devastation.