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Thoughts on Dracula and the corona virus

This week I am reading Dracula by Bram Stoker.

I loved the movie by Francis Coppola (anything that involves Winona Ryder assuming the surname Murray gets my attention without delay) - and bought the book shortly afterwards, but never got around to reading it. Surprisingly (to me) for something written in 1897, it has very readable language and structure.

Obviously, it has to involve some of the most famous teeth in fiction but although I’m early into it, one line stuck in my mind – when the hero, Jonathan Harker sees Count Dracula stick his head out the wind he realises

“I was at first interested and somewhat amused, for it is ...

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A thought about a very famous Murray - Murray Gell-Mann and the Gell-Mann Effect

A colleague of mine gave me a text last week to tell me that Murray Gell-Mann had died.

He's not exactly a house hold name, but within his field (extreme theoretical physics) he was a legend. I had heard of him in passing as he appears on the periphery of the legend of Richard Feynmann, a physicist who became a bit of a cult figure around the same time as Gell-Mann and of course, the name stood out to me.

There's a list of things in physics that he's famous for, and I don't understand most of them but his name is also connected to something that's not specific to physics - ...

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She danced with a man who danced with a girl that danced with the Prince of Wales: ortho connections

Edward Angle is pretty much universally considered to be the father of modern orthodontics. There have been a few changes in what we now believe about how teeth move best, but he’d still recognise the appliances that he developed, even in their modern form - most of the materials and equipment we use would have changed considerably though. As would the practices we have on things like cross-infection control, photography, digital record keeping, intra oral scanning (all stuff that routinely happens at Swords Orthodontics).

OSI presidents past and present with the current council
OSI Presidents Past and Present and the current council. Left to ...

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As part of Phase One of the National Reopening, Swords Orthodontics is now resuming routine orthodontic treatment.
There will be a few differences in how we do this specifically to deal with coronavirus, but you'll still be getting great orthodontic treatment.
We'll be in touch to reorganise your appointments, please don't attend without an appointment.