Each frame uses authentic US Postal stamps surrounded by a brief write-up and printed art, which embrace the subject or occupation.
A Perfect Gift
- Great for Birthdays, Retirements, Graduations, Achievements, Holidays, Or just to say thank you.
- Even great for your personal collection.
Ready To Hang
- Framed in a rich mahogany colored polystyrene frame.
- Double matted with a top mat and a hint of burgundy for the bottom mat.
- Complete with acrylic glass, a dust cover for the back, a sawtooth hanger and protective wall bumpers.
Unique Framed Gifts uses real United States Postal Service stamps surrounded by printed words that embrace the subject and enhance the work while surrounded by a dark blue top mat and a hint of burgundy for the bottom mat. The mahogany colored polystyrene frame comes ready to hang for all to view in an office, den, school or nearly anywhere. A truly unique and perfect gift created for the person, company or organization passionate about the story they closely relate to, while appreciating quality work by dedicated American art framers. Each stamp is pulled by hand and mounted onto the print with a spray glue mount, since most stamps are canceled no two stamps are exactly the same and the product you receive may vary slightly from the product image.
A Glimpse Of The Past Through The Nuclear Medicine Collection - Nuclear Medicine involves the use of radioactive isotopes to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Radioisotopes have been utilized in diagnosis as a standard practice nationwide for well over 50 years and the therapeutic uses are growing as more and better treatments are developed. In Nuclear Medicine very small amounts of radioactive materials are introduced into the body. They are directed to specific organs, bones or tissues and the resulting emissions provide information about particular types of cancer or disease. This information is more comprehensive than other imaging procedures because it describes organ function, not just its structure. The result of this is that a diagnosis can be made much earlier. Very small doses of short-lived isotopes are used, and the amount of radiation received is generally less than or equal to that of an x-ray. The most common therapeutic uses of medical isotopes are for treatment of Thyroid, prostate cancer, hyperthyroidism, bone cancer, and polycythaemia. In Europe, the major use is for treatment of arthritis, while the US FDA has not yet approved this use. Clinic trials are currently addressing a wide variety of cancers. The power of radiation to kill cancer cells has been know for years, but the precise science of targeting cancer cells with specific proteins and packaging the radiation for direct delivery has taken time to create. The process is still in its infancy, but very promising results have been achieved using radioimmunotherapy. The use of "smart bullets" of biological molecules carrying isotopes literally "seek and destroy" targeted cancer cells. FDA approval seems imminent. 36,000 diagnostic imaging procedures and 100 million laboratory tests annually use radioisotopes. A dilemma arises in that many isotopes come from high-energy accelerators and reactors, and many of these are either shutdown or on standby in the US and thus a reliance on foreign sources. The field is growing quickly and becoming very, very useful and important. Imagine what it must have been like to have been present when the first MRI technology was demonstrated live to a group of doctors who were specialists in many fields of medicine? Those present would have witnessed a compelling medical miracle. Today we take for granted the routine use of X rays, mammograms, CAT scans, PET scans, MRIs, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Medicine. Just think of what this means, and how lives have been affected. And to think we are constantly on the cutting edge. It is important to remember where medicine has been, commemorating those who have gone before. It is equally important to keep our eyes on the newest developments and methods to improve the quality of life. CRAWFORD LONG received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and performed the first surgery using ether in 1842, finally publishing his results in 1849. This was the beginning of ether anesthesia in the U.S. HARVEY CUSHING founded neurosurgery, contributed to understanding the pituitary, its disease symptoms being known as Cushing’s Syndrome. He contributed a great deal to training new surgeons, with text books illustrated with his own casework findings and his hand drawn illustrations. MARY WALKER was far ahead of her times on women’s rights, becoming a physician in 1855 and serving as a nurse in the Civil War until commissioned and made an assistant surgeon. She became the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, awarded for her medical work in the Civil War. William & Charles Mayo joined their father at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, and while building a cooperative group clinic made up of many specialties, including cardiology, founded the Mayo Clinic in 1905, and later the Graduate School of Medicine in 1915.