RIP Captain Beefheart

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  1. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    :(

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12024652

    Saw him live with the Magic Band in 1973. Excellent.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Wow. Far too tired to listen to Trout Mask Replica tonight, but will do so tomorrow when I'm working. Strange days.

    Short obit from NYTimes.
     
  3. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

    skunk

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    I just received an email from my son:


    :(
     
  4. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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    The sad part of the story is that there is an operation to cure multiple sclerosis that was developed by the Italian surgeon Zamboni, but the medical establishment refuses to acknowledge it.
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Testing is still on-going.

    There are risks, like total collapse of the vein being "opened".

    Send it back to R&D for further development, then we may have something.
     
  6. lighthouse_man macrumors 6502a

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    Well that's the problem. There isn't enough backing to this treatment, in spite of the amazing results, and therefore the testing is not as advanced as it should be.
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I am aware that this break-through could potentially "cure" other motor-neuron diseases, such as ALS, which took my Father, but aggressive treatments are not the way to go, at this time. IMO.

    Unless the patient wishes to be a Guinea pig.

    And we both know this happens all the time, in the fight against Cancer.
     
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