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Ba·con

(bā-kŏn),
Harry E., 20th-century U.S. proctologist. See: Bacon anoscope.

bacon

A cured meat from pigs and hogs, which usually has veins of white fat running through it.

Health effects
• Every 2 rashers/slices of bacon per day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19% (based on a meta-analysis which pooled 11 studies involving 6000 patients).
• Increased risk of COPD, likely due to the sodium nitrite which is used as a preservative in pork products.
• Heart disease and diabetes—here linked to chemical preservatives
• Trichinosis—caused by Trichinella spiralis, a roundworm, the larvae of which encyst in muscle.

Processing
The first step involves soaking in brine or dry packing, followed by boiling or smoking.

BACON

A chemotherapy regimen for patients with inoperable non-small cell carcinoma of the lung, consisting of:
• Bleomycin;
• Adriamycin-doxorubicin;
• CCNU;
• Oncovin (vincristine); and
• Nitrogen mustard.
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FRANCIS BACON Everything in the world of form is understood through our own bodies.
The discovery of these cookery books--which also included Venus in the Kitchen, (36) a collection of extraordinary aphrodisiacal recipes--gives a great insight into the world of Francis Bacon, whose hypertension and severe asthma attacks did not stop him from enjoying an extravagant lifestyle and taking risks not only in art but also in life.
Francis Outred, Christie's head of post-war and contemporary art, Europe, said: "Searing with raw colour and texture, Portrait Of Henrietta Moraes is one of the most seductive and sexually-charged paintings I have ever encountered by Francis Bacon.
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The full list of featured artists includes: Craigie Atchison, Francis Bacon, Elizabeth Blackadder, Peter Blake, Sandra Blow, Patrick Caulfield, Tracey Emin, Mary Fedden, Lucian Freud, Elisabeth Frink, Terry Frost, Gilbert and George, Antony Gormley, Nigel Hall, Barbara Hepworth, Patrick Heron, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, John Hoyland, Phillip King, Christopher Le Brun, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Chris Ofili, Victor Pasmore, Grayson Perry, Bridget Riley, William Scott, and Sean Scully
Historically it is there in Vitruvius--who elaborated its mythology--John Dee, Francis Bacon, and thence into the modern world.
Francis Bacon and the Refiguring of Early Modern Thought: Essays to Commemorate the Advancement of Learning (1605-2005).
A bold and visceral cabaret of the celebrated and controversial life of Francis Bacon, written by one of Australia's most provocative dramatists, Stephen Sewell.
Also on display are works by Raphael, Fra Angelico, Melozzo da Forli, Titian, and, from more modern times, Vincent Van Gogh, Francis Bacon and Graham Sutherland.