Special Information from CDC on Cremations and Funerals

Posted on March 20th, 2020
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a “Practical COVID-19 Guidance for Funeral Directors.” Noting that “COVID-19 is a recent disease and we are still learning how it spreads,” a CDC spokesperson said that the ultimate goal in releasing the guidelines “is to save lives.” The information is aimed at assuring that funeral, […]

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Living Through the 1957 Flu Pandemic

Posted on March 12th, 2020
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In 1957, news traveled across the United States slowly and sometimes imprecisely. There were no twenty-four hour CNN’s and no social media. Television news was in its larva stage: the three major networks had 15 minute daily national news broadcasts, nothing more. Anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley at NBC, Douglas Edwards at CBS, and […]

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Dr. Robert Tenery: The Essence of a Physician

Posted on March 5th, 2020
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“A good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” This quote, which has been attributed to many sources, perfectly describes Dr. Robert Tenery of Dallas, Texas. He passed away at the age of 77 on February 3, 2020. For 46 years, he practiced ophthalmology at Medical City Hospital. […]

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Tribute to Sholem Aleichem

Posted on March 2nd, 2020
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Sholem Aleichem

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Harry Houdini and Sherlock Holmes Investigate Death

Posted on February 28th, 2020
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In an era when social media was a handwritten letter, Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle were internationally famous celebrities. The illusionist who could vanish an elephant and the writer who created Sherlock Holmes were also the unlikeliest of friends. The only commonality was that both had a profound interest in life after death. The […]

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