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 hunter green 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 Obstetrics Collection - Obstetrics today is the culmination of the entire history and accumulation of the knowledge and skills of doctors, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, and medical researchers from around the world. As in all professions, it stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before. While the modern miracle of ultrsound provides unparalleled non-invasive monitoring of the health of the mother and unborn child, the contributions of earlier days should be acknowledged. Care of women in childbirth was originally in the hands of women in midwifery, but in the 16th century physicians grew interested in the field. Of special importance were: the invention of delivery forceps by Peter Chamberlen; the introduction of anesthesia in 19th century; the antiseptic methods of Lister and Semmelweis which reduced the incidence of infection and made possible successful cesarean section. American physician J.M. Sims was largely responsible for gaining acceptance of gynecology as a medical and surgical specialty. Many others, including the following Americans also deserve mention in the history of obstetrics. Obstetrics: the branch of medicine that specializes in caring for women during pregnancy, labor, and immediately following childbirth. ELIZABETH BLACKWELL was denied admittance to medical school so studied privately, finally being admitted to the Geneva Medical School in Geneva, NY. When she was denied a position to practice medicine, she began her own dispensary, staffed by women and with the help of Clara Barton trained nurses for the Civil War. She also founded the Women’s Medical College in New York and a similar school in London. She is credited with promoting the advancement of women in medicine. George Papanicolaou is famous for the PAP smear based on the fact that cancers produce atypical cells identifiable by study of properly stained samples. The method is important in early detection of cervical and uterine cancers. 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 very beginning of ether anesthesia in the United States. MARY WALKER was 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. First woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor which was awarded for her medical work in the Civil War. EPHRAIM McDOWELL was born in Virginia, educated in Virginia and Scotland under Dr. John Bell. Known as an accomplished abdominal surgeon, in 1809 he performed the first successful ovariotomy. His work largely ignored, he performed many more abdominal surgeries, one on President James Polk. William & Charles Mayo joined their father at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, building a cooperative group clinic made up of many specialties, founding the Mayo Clinic in 1905, and later the Graduate School. HARVEY WILEY received his medical degree from Indiana Medical College and did graduate work at Harvard. He was appointed chief chemist for the Dept. of Agriculture, where he spent 30 years. His efforts to improve food quality and Upton Sinclair's novel, The Jungle, led to the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. This act has provided a huge health benefit for every man, woman and child.