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    Late 1980s peak in mentions of scoliosis

    http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?c...=0&smoothing=3

    I made this using the new Google Ngram application.

    If you want to use it, just change the entries in the fields.

    Now everyone can be a cultural researcher. Oh joy...
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Pretty cool!

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    Curious

    "Dr. Tiny cat" shows no mentions...

    http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?c...=0&smoothing=3

    despite photographic proof...

    http://icanhascheezburger.files.word...kitten-doc.jpg

    STAT!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    Time for a conspiracy theory. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgs View Post
    Time for a conspiracy theory. . .
    You said it!
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    Kewl toy!

    It's interesting that almost everything I type in seems to peak between 1984-1995. Who was mentioning the iPhone in 1945?

    http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?c...=0&smoothing=3
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    Titanium Ed

    "Titanium" has been surging over much of the 20th century but "Ed" has been pretty flat.

    http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?c...=0&smoothing=3

    Clearly there are complex associations hidden in these data.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    Classic!

    I know. Edís been flat.

    You know, I did try Titaniumed last night and you know what came up?

    Not much....I will settle to being a suffix for now. Beat by an element! lol

    I find it interesting that if you type scoliosis and set the date back to 1800, there was activity during the Civil war and increased activity during 1918. Could that be from Dr Hibbs? He did the first fusion for TB in NYC at HSS.

    I have been so busy lately. Iím working on goodies for a knee replacement company. Its nice to contribute to the medical industry.....I know its not related to scoliosis, but thatís ok for now, maybe some day. I would love to contribute in scoliosis related hardware and devices. Should I bite off harder? I have been thinking about this often.

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    House calls!

    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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    Conflicting opinion!!!!!

    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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