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From Hark, a Vagrant 

"Sara Josephine Baker (November 15, 1873 – February 22, 1945) was an American physician notable for making contributions to public health, especially in New York City. She is widely credited with saving the lives of 90,000 inner city children and her fight against the damage that widespread urban poverty and ignorance caused to children, especially newborns, is perhaps her most lasting legacy. She is best known for (twice) tracking down the infamous index case known as Typhoid Mary, as well as vastly improving hygiene in the immigrant communities of Hell’s Kitchen. In 1917, she noted that babies born in the United States faced a higher mortality rate than soldiers fighting in World War I, drawing a great deal of attention to her cause." - Wiki

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odditiesoflife:

Abandoned North Brother Island, New York
North Brother Island, located in between Queens and the Bronx in New York, has a long and fascinating history. The entire island has now been abandoned for nearly 50 years.
In the 1880s, the island was used to build a hospital complex to quarantine and treat people suffering from smallpox and typhoid fever. This hospital was home to the infamous “Typhoid Mary”. She was forcibly isolated twice by public health authorities after infecting 51 people with typhoid, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook. She spent nearly three decades in isolation on North Brother Island until her own death.

The hospital was later turned into housing for World War II veterans attending school on the GI Bill. In the 1950s, the island was home to one of the first juvenile drug rehabilitation centers in history. It remained in operation until the island was abandoned in 1963.

They tried to sell the island to private investors in the 1970s but the cost of construction, transportation to the island, and the noise from Laguardia airport discouraged anyone from buying it.

In June, 2013, it was announced that two architecture students are planning to construct a learning school for autistic children on the 20-acre island. It is currently unknown if and when this project will come to fruition.

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tabularojo:

crash-mcbarason:

whenever i use scissors i always have this brief thought of “ohoho man imagine if i accidentally snipped off my nipple”

It would hurt a lot but it would grow back, nipples are one of the few parts of the body that entirely regenerate

U N L I M I T E D N I P P L E S
NO DO NOT TRY THIS AT ANY COST
DO NOT CUT OFF YOUR NIPPLES THEY ARE IN FACT LIMITED
L I M I T E D N I P P L E S