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Harry E., 20th-century U.S. proctologist. See: Bacon anoscope.
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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.

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


A chemotherapy regimen for patients with inoperable non-small cell carcinoma of the lung, consisting of:
• Bleomycin;
• Adriamycin-doxorubicin;
• Oncovin (vincristine); and
• Nitrogen mustard.
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References in classic literature ?
Bacon chose the name of Baron Verulam from the name of the old Roman city Verulamium which was afterwards called St.
At first Bacon could not believe that any one would dare to attack him.
Bacon was condemned to pay a fine of 40,000 pounds, to be imprisoned during the King's pleasure, never more to have office of any kind, never to sit in Parliament, "nor come within the verge of the Court."
"I was the justest judge that was in England these fifty years," said Bacon afterwards.
Bacon's punishment was not as heavy as at first sight it seems, for the fine was forgiven him, and "the king's pleasure," made his imprisonment in the Tower only a matter of a few days.
Bacon was now shut out from honorable work in the world, but he had no desire to be idle.
It was Bacon's thirst for knowledge that caused his death.
This little story of how Bacon came by his death gives a good idea of how he tried to make use of his philosophy.
In his will Bacon left his name and memory "to men's charitable speeches, to foreign nations and to the next ages," and he was right to do so, for in spite of all the dark shadows that hang about his name men still call him great.
And yet, although Bacon's English is clear, strong, and fine, although Elizabethan English perhaps reached in him its highest point, he himself despised English.
But so it was, and Bacon translated his books into Latin so that they might live when English books "were not."
I will not weary you with a list of all the books Bacon wrote.