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Listed under:  Health  >  Diseases  >  Organ-specific pathologies  >  Joint disorders  >  Arthritis
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Whale oil as a cure for rheumatism, Twofold Bay, early 1900s

This is a black-and-white photograph (12.0 cm x 16.4 cm) taken at Eden, New South Wales, showing the master whaler Charlie Davidson sitting in one of two 'try pots' in the foreground as another whaler, Roy Davidson, pours whale oil over him. Two other whalers, Jack Davidson and Alex ('Allie') Greig, are standing nearby, ...

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Florentine Valley logging, 1981

This is a black-and-white photograph of a logging operation in the Florentine Valley in south-western Tasmania about 80 km west of Hobart. A gravel road runs along one side of the valley, and there is a number of large eucalypt logs in a cleared area beside it. A machine is being used to lift the logs onto a multiwheeled ...

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Stem Cells Repair

This 11 minute video segment from Catalyst is a case study of research in the use of stem cells. It demonstrates the structure of the knee joint and the role of bones and cartilage. Stem cells from bone marrow are collected and used in attempt to prevent the onset of arthritis. This program distinguishes embryonic from ...