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Psychiatrists from Hell

DR. BENJAMIN RUSH, American physician, held to the view that Blacks derived their skin color from a condition called Negritude. When cured of this condition, wrote Rush, the skin of the victim would turn white. Rush also taught therapeutic procedures which were even then regarded as dangerous and ineffective. One of his prize students applied … Continue reading

Facing death at 10 years old

It was Friday, March 6, 1987. A normal day I suppose. I was ten years old and it was eleven days until my eleventh birthday. I was in 5th grade and after school I was busy doing what all other 5th grade girls were doing…calling my friends to see who was available to spend the … Continue reading

Dog gone days

April 9, 2009 – It was the Thursday before Easter and our daughter, Payton, was on Spring Break. We had been invited to our friend’s house that day for a cookout. We were to head over around 3pm. Before we went over, I had cleaned the kitchen, gone grocery shopping, I had cooked a mean … Continue reading

Conquering sibling abuse

I am sure that everyone is familiar with the phrase “sibling rivalry”. I am also sure that some of us have even had a little sibling rivalry happen in their families. I mean, it’s quite normal to compete with your sibling for the attention, affection and approval of your parents. It’s also quite normal when … Continue reading

Forensic Pathology

Below are a few links that explain certain causes of death, signs that lead to the manner of  death and images of the actual trauma.   *Warning- The following links contain graphic images. Viewer discretion is advised. Blunt Force and Physical Trauma: Hemopericardium, gross Aorta, tear with laceration, gross Liver, fractures and lacerations with blunt … Continue reading

Handwriting Analysis

By Katherine Ramsland Most people learn to write by imitating a certain style, usually the Palmer or Zaner-Blosser method, but eventually idiosyncrasies develop in the way letters are formed that come from factors like education, artistic ability, physiological development, and preference. That’s what makes handwriting distinct and personal. In fact, experts say that no two … Continue reading