Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sunday stamps

For this week's free choice, I have an FDC from Egypt commemorating the centenary of the death of Dr Theodor Bilharz, who discovered the worm responsible for the disease often referred to as bilharzia. (wiki link).



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9 comments:

  1. I paused to admire your header photo before I got to the stamp. What a shame Bilharz died so young; a commemorative stamp well deserved.

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  2. I didn't know the disease was named after a person. How sad he died so young but what a great bit of medical research.

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  3. I never heard of that disease before. Luckily it isn't common here.

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  4. Intestinal worms, not a pretty topic. But discovering them is the first step to a cure, and getting rid of them. thanks for sharing.

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  5. Wow, this is an interesting story that I will now have to check out. Thank goodness for those who are determined in fighting battles such as that!

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  6. Both the man and the disease were new to me. Having a disease named after you is an honour that I wouldn't particularly like. I prefer the crater, personally!

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  7. I don't have many stamps from Egypt and what you got is a real treasure.

    My Sunday Stamp

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  8. I remember my father telling me about Bilharzia. At one point he was compiling a list of names of medical people whose names had been given to various conditions. He never did finish it. Like father, like daughter, in that respect.

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