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Creation of High-Altitude A-14 Oxygen Mask

Arthur H. Bulbulian was a pioneer of Armenian descent in the field of facial prosthetic.

His work as a part of the Mayo Clinic Aero Medical Unit led to his being credited with the creation of the A-14 oxygen mask for the United States Air Force in 1941. The A-14 fighter pilot’s mask was frost proof, and included a microphone for radio communication, and allowed the pilot to talk and eat while wearing it.

 

World War II era flying helmet and oxygen mask

 

He was a member of a team which included Drs. W. Randolph Lovelace and Walter M. Boothby, developing the BLB (Boothby, Lovelace and Bulbulian) nasal and orinasal oxygen mask. This invention became useful for clinical settings, and, as it turned out, for aviators at high altitudes. The BLB and A-14 oxygen mask was used in combat in World War II .

Dr. Bulbulian also was the first director of the Mayo Medical Museum, and as such, developed content with staff doctors, and built the exhibits. This was the first medical museum in the United States. He also designed and created the exhibits for the Mayo Clinic’s display at the 1933 “A Century of Progress Exposition,” at the Chicago Worlds Fair.

Born on December 20, 1900, near Caesarea in the Ottoman Empire, he moved to the United States in 1920. He attended Middlebury College, where he received a B.S. and M.S. degree in Science. He did more graduate work at Brown University and the University of Iowa. In 1928, he entered the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, and received the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. In 1931 he was appointed as an instructor in orthodontics at the same school.

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Could You?

This is a poem I had written about 5 years ago, though one which seems rather appropriate given the atrocities the innocent of this world are facing on a daily basis today.

 

Will you walk the lands worn down by ancestors past?
Will you cry the tears of pain of those fallen into cruel traps cast?
Will you wail as misery sets in, haunting souls hold you fast?
Will you scream in blinding pain, stars of the universe ablast?
Will you stare in confusion, your face pale, expression aghast?

How will you cope, drowning in tears that the Heavens have shed?
How will you act, standing alone, lying still on a cold, hardened bed?
How will you sing, your voice a whisper in the wind long dead?
How will you stand, on branches and twigs, shells of a life once led?
Could you forge a new destiny from scraps of a life once known?
Could you walk now on lands where the dead resign, strictly alone?
Could you raise your voice, could you whisper comfort in pain?
Could you do all this from the cold earth in which you’ve lain?

Scholarships for 12-month Stay in Berlin

Deadline: December 15, 2012
Open to: Applicants from the USA, Great Britain, France and the former Soviet Union
Scholarship: 770 EUR per month for undergraduates and graduates, 1,300 EUR per month for post-docs

Description

The Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives sponsors a scholarship program for young scholars of all fields. The program is directed to applicants from the USA, Great Britain, France and the former Soviet Union. Applicants should be working on research projects that require a 12 months stay in Berlin.

Scholarship

Undergraduates and graduates receive 770 EUR, postdocs 1,300 EUR per month. The scholarship includes travel costs to and from Berlin and free lodging in the International Study Center Berlin. The maximum age is 35 for postdocs and 25 years for undergraduates.

Application process

If you want to apply, please fill-in the application form. The completed application form has to be sent to studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de. Please, fill-in the German language certificate too and send it to the same email address. The application deadline is December 15, 2012. The scholarship will begin on October 1, 2013 and end on September 30, 2014.

Contact information

Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin
Niederkirchnerstr. 5
D-10111 Berlin
Tel. 0049 30 23252005
Fax: 0049 30 23252008
Email: studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de

Visit the official website (Quicklink: Studienstiftung)

Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.com/2012/11/13/scholarships-for-12-month-stay-in-berlin/#ixzz2DQcOHGTf

source: ARMACAD

Scholarship program of the Berlin House of Representatives

The Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives sponsors a scholarship program for young scholars of all fields. The program is directed to applicants from the USA, Great Britain, France and the former Soviet Union. Applicants should be working on research projects that require a 12 months stay in Berlin.
Undergraduates and graduates receive 770 EUR, postdocs 1,300 EUR per month. The scholarship includes travel costs to and from Berlin and free lodging in the International Study Center Berlin. The maximum age is 35 for postdocs and 25 years for undergraduates.

The application deadline is December 15, 2012. The scholarship will begin on October 1, 2013 and end on September 30, 2014.

Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin
Niederkirchnerstr. 5
D-10111 Berlin
Tel. 0049 30 23252005
Fax: 0049 30 23252008
Email: studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de
Email: studienstiftung@parlament-berlin.de
Visit the website at http://www.parlament-berlin.de (Quicklink: Studienstiftung)