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Spring 2004


Volume 19, Issue 4

FEATURES

Preserving a mammoth organ from a lost golden age-and the elaborate electropneumatics that make it work

TRANSFUSIONS USED TO BE VERY PAINFUL AND VERY DANGEROUS. A FEW DEDICATED DOCTORS KNEW THERE HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY.

SINCE THE 1920S, EVER-IMPROVING IN-FLIGHT REFUELING HAS LET PLANES STAY IN THE AIR FOR HOURS, DAYS, OR WEEKS AT A TIME
MEN WHO HAVE SPENT THElR LIVES DOING DANGEROUS JOBS REMEMBER THAT THE WORST TOOK PLACE ON THE CLIFFS OF THE GRAND CANYON, WHEN THEY WORKED BUILDING A CONVEYOR FOR PREHISTORIC BAT DUNG
IT TOOK MOST OF A CENTURY TO EVOLVE, AND ITS BEST DAYS MAY BE PAST

HENRY FLAGLER DEFIED THE ELEMENTS TO LAY TRACKS ACROSS THE OCEAN TO KEY WEST— BUT ULTIMATELY THE ELEMENTS WON

FORREST BIRD’S CURIOSITY WAS ALWAYS INSATIABLE, AND IT LED HIM TO AN INVENTION THAT HAS KEPT THOUSANDS OF BABIES ALIVE

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