According to a study published in JAMA Oncology, treating patients near the end of their life with chemotherapy may do more harm than good in terms of their quality of life. The research suggests that chemotherapy can hasten deterioration in patients who haven’t yet lost their ability to perform daily activities. Learn more
Keep your face always to the sunshine--and shadows will fall behind you.
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A man named William Kemmler, convicted of killing his wife with an axe, is led into a room in New York’s Auburn Prison, strapped into a chair and has electrodes attached to his head. He will become the first person executed in an electric chair, although it takes two tries. The inventor of the device had actually sought and received advice from Thomas Edison. Get the full story.