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  1. The autistic spectrum and the distinction between "high functioning" and "low functioning" autism was discovered by Hans Asperger in an attempt to save children in his clinic from the Gestapo during World War 2, who killed disabled children in preparation for the Holocaust.

  2. Hugh Laurie realised he had severe clinical depression after feeling neither excited nor frightened after seeing two cars collide and explode in front of him. He later commented: "Boredom is not an appropriate response to exploding cars."

  3. About Continuum, a pseudoscientific magazine that denied the existence of HIV/AIDS. It ran from 1992 until 2001 and ceased publication because the editors had died of AIDS-defining clinical conditions.

  4. James Huberty called a mental health clinic, asking for an appointment. His politeness conveyed no urgency to the operator and his call was logged as a "non-crisis" inquiry, to be handled within 2 days. The next day he committed of the worst killing sprees in America.

  5. In 1999 an Australian called Bill Morgan was hit by a truck and was clinically dead for 14 minutes. When he awoke he bought a scratch card and won a car worth $25,000. When asked to recreate this for the news he won the $250,000 jackpot live in air.

  6. A woman was diagnosed HIV+, despite her husband and exes all testing HIV-. Convinced her spouse(a doctor) infected her via a "vitamin shot", she had detectives examine his clinic's records. 1 HIV+ blood sample was missing. That patient's HIV strain was ~identical to hers, convicting the husband.

  7. A doctor introduced hand-washing at his clinic in 1846 because he noticed a connection between women dying of childbed fever and the autopsies doctors performed before delivering babies, and that most didn't believe him, and he lost his job, and later died of sepsis in an asylum.

  8. While Simon Pegg was in rehab for alcoholism, the tabloids would ring up pretending to be his mother, to get a story off the clinic.

  9. Around half of all clinical trials by drug companies go unpublished. Which leads to overestimation of drug efficiency and an underestimation of dangers. And that a movement called AllTrials, which is supported by hundreds of organisations, has been fighting for all trials to be released.

  10. James Huberty called a mental health clinic, left his name, and waited for hours for them to return his call. His name was written down as "Shouberty" and the call was a non-crisis because Huberty was so polite. The next day he carried out one of America's worst rampage killings.

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Clinical Trials Landscape in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Clinical Trials Landscape in Minneapolis, Minnesota

What are some fun facts about clinics?

In 2009, Colorado initiated its Family Planning Initiative to provide low-to-no cost birth control to 68 family clinics around the state. Between 2009 and 2013, the state's teen birth rate dropped by 40%.

In a review of clinical drug trials, almost all negative studies were unpublished, leading to the false impression that 93% of antidepressant trials had positive results. When unpublished studies were included, 51% of all clinical trials were positive and 49% were negative.

Eli Lilly, the company behind the SSRI antidepressant Prozac, hid its clinical trials from the FDA that showed patients who took Prozac were 12 times more likely to commit suicide compared to older antidepressants.

Indonesian scientists have developed a *male* birth control pill that has been proven 99.96% effective in clinical testing

A doctor in Canada is about to begin clinical testing of "Bionic Lenses" that can correct vision to 3 times 20/20 vision with an 8 minute, pain-free surgery. The lenses could be available in as little as 2 years.

In 2014 a cat was badly burned in a house fire that left him blind. He needed over 24 operations and a 1.5 year stay in an animal hospital. Despite his injuries, he offered comfort to every new animal to enter the clinic: fawn, dog, hamster or bird, by snuggling beside them on arrival.

Hard partying may just be "masked depression," a clinical condition in which all the "fun" is just a way to conceal overall unhappiness and lowered self-esteem.

The shortest scientific paper ever published had zero words. A clinical psychologist Dennis Upper attempted an experiment: to combat writer’s block by writing about it. His experiment failed, but no results are results all the same, and the paper was published.

Abraham Lincoln suffered from a lifelong "melancholy," a condition we now call clinical depression. His suffering was so severe, that his community had to put him under a "suicide watch."

Mother Teresa considered suffering a gift from God and was criticized for her clinics' lack of care and malnutrition of patients.

Hugh Laurie realised he had severe clinical depression after seeing two cars collide and explode in front of him, which caused him to be neither excited nor frightened, but bored. - fact check

A clinical trial in 2016 held at Stanford University School of Medicine found that injecting modified human stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients can re-enable patients to walk.

James Huberty called a mental health clinic, left his name, and waited for hours for them to return his call. His name was written down as "Shouberty" and the call was a non crisis because Huberty was so polite. 1 day later he carried out one of Americas worst rampage killings.

There's very little proof that vitamin C actually has any effect on preventing or treating the common cold, although after reviewing 60 years of clinical research it was found that when taken daily, vitamin C very slightly shortens cold duration, by 8% in adults and 14% in children.

An 80 year old woman was killed in a Brazilian clinic when a student nurse accidentally administered coffee and milk through her IV line.

When a man came to a clinic with a chronic infection in his left ear, doctors tried everything to help him from antibiotics to ear drops, but nothing worked. Out of desperation, he decided to take earwax from his good ear and place it in his bad one. After two days his infection was cured.

The "service fee" on your phone bill is used by the FCC to provide communication to low income households, rural health clinics, and libraries.

According to a lawsuit filed earlier this year against medical clinics and physicians who performed his colonoscopy, a man claims he had left his phone on 'record' and caught staff mocking him the second he went under, making fun of his penis, threatening to fire a gun up his rectum, and more

Playing the didgeridoo has been clinically proven to help treat sleep apnea. - fact check

A clinical study on alcoholism that tracked 1,824 participants for 20 years revealed that heavy drinkers outlived non-drinkers, even when accounting for many other variables

We still do not know how to define death. These "beating heart corpses" can urinate; their bodies rumble, their wounds heal; they can blush and sweat, & can even have babies. Yet, clinically, they are dead. One method to determine death has won a Nobel prize - fact check

There is a town in Alaska where almost everyone lives and/or works under one roof. A single 14-story high-rise is home "to most of the town’s residents as well as its post office, grocery store, health clinic, laundromat and church."

Henry Beecher, anesthesiologist in Boston, published a 1966 article that drew attention to 22 examples of unethical clinical research that had risked patients' lives, which along with subsequent Congressional investigation led to current guidelines on informed consent and human research.

Bill Morgan who, after being deemed clinically dead for 14 minutes from suffering a heart attack, had won the lottery soon after. When the local news approached him to publish his story, Morgan miraculously won the lottery yet again when filming a reenactment of him with a scratchcard

Within a month of opening her pediatric clinic, Dr. Kathleen Holland experienced six cases of children stopping breathing during their visit, one of whom died. One of her nurses had been administering dangerous injections to them, and was in fact a serial killer, unbeknownst to Dr. Holland.

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Clinical Trials Landscape in Atlanta, Georgia

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Clinical Trials Landscape in Dallas, Texas