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#HematologyTweetstory 8: Auer rods! These peculiar cell inclusions are a worrisome finding, defining an immature blast cell as one of myeloid lineage… and they are also probably mis-named. This image is from a chapter I wrote for a board review book @MayoClinic circa 2007. /1
Eponymous John Auer (1875-1948) was from Rochester, New York. He got his BS @UMich, started his medical training at @HopkinsMedicine in 1898, then moved to @RockefellerInst in 1903 where he worked on anesthesia (and also married Dr. Clara Meltzer, the daughter of his mentor.) /2
In 1906, in #AJMS, Auer described peculiar rod-shaped structures in the blood cells of a 21 y/o Spanish-American War veteran who presented to Osler’s service @HopkinsMedicine with tonsillitis and epistaxis, and was found to have anemia and leukocytosis. Their diagnosis: ALL. /3
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"Decoration Day" renews memory of soldiers who gave their lives that our nation might live. Or in former Pres. Lincoln’s words, “That this nation shall have a new birth of freedom.” It was first instituted by the Grand Army of the Republic - May 30, 1868..1/12
@realDonaldTrump...for the purpose of strewing w/flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, & whose bodies lie in almost every city, village, hamlet & churchyard in our land (Civil War reference)...2/12
Every #MemorialDay a national moment of silent remembrance takes place, 3p local time. It's unclear where the tradition began/initiated as many memorial gatherings were community-based. The Fed Government declared Waterloo, NY official birthplace, 1966...3/12
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1/ During the remembrance ceremonies marking the Centenary of the end of WWI today in Paris, the interaction between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin was noteworthy.

What follows is a partial nonverbal analysis of the two men's exchange.
2/ Many people have speculated regarding the significance of President Trump's jacket adjustment after shaking hands with President Putin. This is a common alpha-upregulatory behavior.
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Cooks of the 2nd Australian Battalion preparing bully-beef rissoles for the evening meal, Ypres. #WorldWarI #Remembrance2018
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A British soldier in a flooded dug-out in a front line trench near Ploegsteert Wood, Flanders. #WorldWarI #Remembrance2018

This one is from my book, The Colour of Time:
After fierce fighting in late 1914 and early 1915, Ploegsteert Wood became a quiet sector where no major action took place. Units were sent here to recuperate and retrain after tougher fighting elsewhere and before returning to take part in more active operations.
British Tommies referred to Ploegsteert Wood as "Plugstreet Wood". From January to May 1916, Winston Churchill served in the area as Commanding Officer (Lieutenant-Colonel) of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers.
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Dead German soldiers in a captured German trench. Near Ginchy. August 1916. #WorldWarI
The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was about 40 million: estimates range from 15 to 19 million deaths and about 23 million wounded military personnel, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.
The total number of deaths includes from 9 to 11 million military personnel. The civilian death toll was about 8 million, including about 6 million due to war-related famine and disease.
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Bringing Canadian wounded to the Field Dressing Station at Vimy Ridge in April 1917. #WorldWarI

Courtesy of @explorewellcome
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The main combatants were the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in the First Army, against three divisions of the German 6th Army.
Vimy Ridge is an escarpment 8 km (5.0 mi) northeast of Arras on the western edge of the Douai Plain. The ridge rises gradually on its western side and drops more quickly on the eastern side.
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