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A Tale of Two Pandemics: A Look Back

Cedars-Sinai's roots grew out of the institutions that served Los Angeles during the 1918 influenza pandemic, and were transformed by that virus. Read more.

Discoveries / Feb 11, 2021

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Cleaning With Courage

Cedars-Sinai's Environmental Services staff have always worked with extreme caution. In the late 1800s, this handheld steam machine dispensed a thick yellow fog of carbolic acid in...

Discoveries / Oct 27, 2020

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Pacemakers: An Evolution

Crafted in 1957 by an engineering school dropout, the first wearable pacemaker used circuitry built for metronomes to help patients who were suffering from slow or irregular heartb...

Discoveries / Aug 20, 2018

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Prying Eyes

The Schiøtz tonometer tested eye pressure by measuring the indentation made when pressed gently into a patient’s numbed cornea.

Discoveries / Nov 06, 2017

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Into the Ether

The Schimmelbusch mask, invented in 1890 and named for its German creator, introduced a portable, hygienic way to put someone under for surgery.

Discoveries / May 07, 2017