Sunday, September 26, 2010

Out Spotlight

Today's Out Spotlight is a princess, professor, physician, and poet. She is Lithuanian princess and surgeon, Vera Ignatievna Giedroyc.

Princess Vera Ignatievna Giedroyc was born in Kiev on April 7 1876, into Lithuanian royalty, and was raised in the Russia empire. She trained to be a surgeon at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). The failing health of parents and death of her sister forced her to abandon her training and return back to Russia in 1900. She completed her training is Russia.

Giedroyc specialized in surgery for women, and then went on to become one of the first women-professors of surgery in the world. She soon branched into other areas of surgery and medicine. Her work in laparotomies during the Russo-Japanese War, was among the first to achieve a high success rate. Her success with the procedure lead to the Russian army to adopt it and make it the standard of treatment for penetrating abdominal wounds.

In 1909 she was transferred to the court hospital in Tsarskoe Selo, (near today's St. Petersburg) where she worked as a surgeon to the Russian imperial family. During her practice in Tsarskoe Sole, she joined the Poets' Guild, and began publishing her poems under the pen name "Sergei Giedroyc".

After the February Revolution in 1917, the first of two revolutions in Russia in that year, (It resulted in the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the collapse of Imperial Russia.) she remained at Tsarskoe Selo, while many of her relatives fled during the turbulent time of political unrest. Giedroyc return to her work with the military, going to work on the World War I front. After the war she settled in Kiev with her lover, The Countess Maria Nierodt.

She remained active in her work in medicine, writing scientific papers on Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, and Endocrinology. In 1921 she began teaching at the Kiev Medical Institute, receiving full professorship in the Department of Surgery, in 1923. In 1930 Giedroyc was name the chair of Department of Surgery, the first woman in the world to do so. She held that post for the 2 remaining years of her life, before passing away from cancer.

48 comments:

Cute said...

Fascinating Spotlight again today, and great music.

PG, I love to hear about rotten little Jingles. I love the name you give him. He sounds like quite a character.

ITA, a little of those silly tweets goes a long way sometimes. I hope it isn't a PR strategy along the lines of Reeke, we all know how that one turned out.

LaOD said...

The ELLE 25

5.Oscar Bait
Four beautifully calibrated performances have Academy Award handicappers already granting front-runner status to two eagerly anticipated love stories. In Derek Cianfrance’s Sundance favorite, Blue Valentine, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams create a piercingly intimate portrait of a passionate marriage going off the rails. The story offers glimpses of a chemistry so joyous and specific that we feel the lovers’ anguish almost as sharply as they do. And veteran writer/director Edward Zwick reunites Brokeback Mountain vets Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway as a hotshot pharmaceutical salesman and an artist with early-stage Parkinson’s disease in Love and Other Drugs.

http://www.planetrockstar.co.uk/2010/09/22/the-elle-25/

the real m said...

Special, yes I did catch that bit about not knowing anyone. I almost mentioned it but was trying to be brief so did not bother.

I cant take any of the award predictions seriously. We heard the same sort of stuff for Rendition and Brothers.

There has been lots of good word of mouth for 127 and Franco. I had not been interested in seeing it until I saw Howl. Now that I see what Franco can do, I have it on my list.

Jersey Tom said...

HOW BOUT THOSE CHIEFS!!!!!

destiny said...

It really is reprehensible that a large part of the PR plan is to use that wonderfully iconic film in such an exploitative manner.

Never thought about that M and M.

please said...

Of course you never thought about that Destiny. Why would you? Oh but if that's what M thinks is the master plan, she should cruise around twitter to see how many people hold BBM against Jake and won't see any of his movies because of that. So yeah, it's all PR. *rolls eyes*

yeah, right, it's all an anti-Jake conspiracy said...

^^babbler, lol. That's their battle cry. "BBM ruined Jake's career!" They are so insulated in their Jake world, they "cruise around" LOOKING for things to prove that any career problems couldn't possibly have anything to do with poor choice of roles,competition from other actors his age, etc.

destiny said...

I wonder why Soapy didn't take her boyfriend to the big PETA gala.

TWEET!!!!!!! said...

Poor Destiny, jealous of Sophia.

Mr. Soapy is a grown man, obviously he has no interest in PETA with his family involved in killing animals for shits and giggles in Texas!

Could you imagine the tweets and OTH fans Mr. Soapy would get if he showed up at PETA, he's a good shot as a friend said on a blog about Mr. Soapy!

Special K said...

What's a little car talk amongst guys? Check out Austin's lastest tweets.

Hmmm... you think he likes 4 on the floor?

And maybe "full throttle, all the way to fifth"?



I having my oil changed and dip stick tested. Who can do better? #sexsellscars about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

my body needs a wax. #cartalkissexual about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

My crank shaft needs to be greased. about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Pop my hood. #cartalkissexual about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

My undercarriage needs support. That's not sexy. That sounds like bras and diapers for senoir citizens. #cartalkissexy about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Senoir Citizens are french senior citizens. about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Hey, could you give me a jump-start? #cartalkissexy about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Check out the high-beams on that one. #cartalkissexual about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

RT angelcate35 @AUS10NICHOLS stick ur nozzle in my hole and fill me up!! Lmao about 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone in reply to AUS10NICHOLS Retweeted by AUS10NICHOLS and 3 others

RT MeganKincaid07 @AUS10NICHOLS can you wax my rims!? about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to AUS10NICHOLS Retweeted by AUS10NICHOLS and 1 other

RT ckmontano7 @AUS10NICHOLS U can park in my garage all night #cartalkissexy about 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by AUS10NICHOLS and 2 others

RT aammoune @AUS10NICHOLS back it up slowly to fit it in the spot. #cartalkissexual about 1 hour ago via Echofon in reply to AUS10NICHOLS Retweeted by AUS10NICHOLS and 4 others

RT PizzaNunu We ain't gonna fall for no banana in the tailpipe. @AUS10NICHOLS #cartalkissexual 32 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by AUS10NICHOLS

RT Isaacs82 @AUS10NICHOLS grease up the lug nuts 28 minutes ago via web in reply to AUS10NICHOLS Retweeted by AUS10NICHOLS

Special K said...

Another interesting tweet from Austin, a comment to Busy Phillips about a cute picture she put up of her daughter.

@Busyphilipps25 pretty much the coolest kid I know. Say hello for me. about 1 hour ago minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to Busyphilipps25

Cute said...

LOL

Sometimes I gotta say Austin's tweets are funny. :) Senoir citizens. No more ovaries tho. HA!

Brokeback legacy said...

Of course you never thought about that Destiny. Why would you? Oh but if that's what M thinks is the master plan, she should cruise around twitter to see how many people hold BBM against Jake and won't see any of his movies because of that...

You are really a bitter and disdainful person, aren't you? Most sane people have no idea what you're talking about half the time. No one's talking about Master Plans and certainly no one, in their right mind, would ever hold Brokeback Mountain against Jake. Those who would probably never liked him in the first place. There are always plenty of people who would never see an actor for a variety of reasons. Jake is not everyone's cup of tea. Funny how Heath never seemed to suffer the backlash problem you are implying that Jake had to "endure," and, the last time I checked, he was in Brokeback too. So cut the BS.

Special K said...

Now Mr. Nichols

No tweets about hummers?

Or voving violations?

How about a little Carma Sutra?

DOSE OF REALITY said...

Mr. Soapy is a grown man, obviously he has no interest in PETA with his family involved in killing animals for shits and giggles in Texas!


Let me see if I understand your point. People who like to hunt automatically hate animals. Do you even get out of your dungeon and walk around in the real world?

Methodical Muser said...

No tweets about hummers? Or moving violations?

Don’t forget:

1) Have I got a buff job for you.
2) Can I touch your fuzzy dice?
3) Looks like your tailpipe is a bit rusty

Yeah, guys do love their cars, don't they?

Special K said...

Don’t forget:

1) Have I got a buff job for you.
2) Can I touch your fuzzy dice?
3) Looks like your tailpipe is a bit rusty


And Audi-erotica

TWEET!! said...

Dear Ms. Dose of Reality. If I remember correctly when the Nichols family "ranch" site was stumbled upon and the link posted here, the description was that it was for rich people to play hunters, in other words it was set-up so the rich trash can kill their prey and stick the dead animals heads up on the wall as a trophy.

Hunting for sport in that situation is a no-no and there was no mention of the "hunters" eating the meat, so they were just paying the Nichols family to shoot and kill.

Since MR and Mrs Soapy have the same reps, perhaps they thought it would be a PR diaster if he showed up at a PETA, if I remember a blogger mentioned that Austin was hunting there over the holiday and was a good shot.

I remember the disgust of a lot of posters here.

So stop trying to defend Mr. Soapy, it's bad enough you post his inane, frat boy, homophobic tweets here like he was some kind of poet, LOL!!!

destiny said...

Love all the car tweets and the additional thoughts from Special K and M and M.

Sophia visited the ranch and loves to talk about guns. Hardly what you would expect from a PETA supporter. She wears leather shoes and as far as I know is not a vegetarian. PETA is hardcore, but if it expected perfection from its supporters it wouldn't have more than a handful.

TWEET!!!!!!! said...

Visiting the ranch and particpating is one thing (something Austin has done) and talking about guns has nothing to do with shooting animals, she was attending a PETA event not Mothers agains guns.

Wearing leather shoes and not being a vegen isn't a big deal for hardcore PETA,if that was the case then no celebs would show up.

Always find a way to bash another woman, meanwhile Austin has killed animals for sport.

Austin has no interest in PETA because he hunts at his family killing ranch in Texas, there is no evidence that Sophia shot any animals there.

Guns have nothing to do with PETA unless she was talking about shooting bambi

Austin could tweet about running over a dog and making fun of the guts being spilled out and you would find away to spin it and try to tie it to Sophia, probably that it was her car.

Austin shouldn't get a free pass for everything because he has a penis

boobyann said...

LOL at the Sophia apologist above. Soapfia is just a soon-to-be unemployed twitter ho

TWEET!!!! said...

LOL! at the misogynist@ 8:56. It must be nasty hating other women.

CW ordered 6 more scripts for that crapfest Mr and Mrs Soapy is on so your wish for it to be canceled may be delayed, awwww. Mr Soapy will be in NC with that icky woman!!!

Not to worry, Mr. Soapy will soon be out of work too, plenty of time to tweet fratboy, homophobic dribble.

He can do anything he wnats because he is a man and has a penis! Having a penis is way better than having a vagina, LOL!!!

Jersey Tom said...

For some reason I think people have the impression that Jake and Austin take no heat here for anything. That is an incorrect assupmtion. No need to go over the times I remember them being critized. It has happened more than once.

boobyann said...

Soapfia apologists can't seem to separate her from what Austin does. Soapfia should be judged on her own actions, and the jury has voted that she is still a twitter ho

Seriously said...

@Busyphilipps25 pretty much the coolest kid I know. Say hello for me. about 1 hour ago minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to Busyphilipps25

Poor BT, he/she has now been denounced as second rate in public, by one of the swirling juice donors.

Even if you were hiding a kid, any decent kid of father would not make a comment like that.

Do y'all really believe there is a BT anymore?

Seriously said...

*kind of father

prairiegirl said...

Chieeeeeeeffffffssssss!!!!!

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prairiegirl said...

Would you believe that of allllll times, our office supply company which has been so unbelievably awesome & very customer oriented, sent the two-ply dinner napkins, cutlery trays with heavy duty plastic utensils, plus the lesser grade yet still quite heavy duty forks & spoons for the employees up front who apparently can't bring a silver fork or spoon from home to eat their lunch with, via UPS Ground. So they didn't arrive until Friday before lunchtime.

There I was on the phone Thursday, trying to track down this shipment. lol. Luckily they weren't needed after all on Thurs.

And so I put a couple of stickies on the special cutlery trays that say "For Guests Only".

lol. Hey, people aren't terrified to get into my desk drawers for nothing. I earned that reputation and it will now be applied to that little kitchen up there.

Alright. Enough yak.

LOLLLLLLLL - like the leaf blower?! That's what is going to be needed to blow away the hair once Jakey finally decides to get a stinkin' shave.

Someone better be digging around in their wallet for their Sears credit card because he's going to need to hit up the Craftsman Department for his shaving utensil needs.

Oh wait, one more.

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destiny said...

Sounds like Mr. Jingles needs a very looong time out. LOL.

prairiegirl said...

Good morning, this is kind of funny as I try to type with stiff fingers.

I didn't even think about the temp. this morning when I set out to walk, just threw on my shorts & tank as usu-al but lol, my fingers never did warm up! Oh my dog, it is freezing out there. I think it was 50 degrees, which is only 1 from 49.

prairiegirl said...

I did a load of laundry at the house late yesterday afternoon, washing the sheets I used plus towels. And I unwittingly left all the doors open leading to the basement. So while I was at the computer working away, Jingles, who had been sleeping up until that point in the straight back chair, took it upon himself to jog downstairs and leave a nice soft deposit on the concrete floor right in the doorway of the laundry machine area. If I hadn't left the light on down there, I surely would've stepped right in it. I could not believe he did that. And where was he afterwards? Back asleep, as if nothing had happened.

prairiegirl said...

And this is two days after the dining room table incident. I unwittingly left my dining room chair out just a tiny bit instead of shoved totally under the table. While I was out at the store Thurs night, Jingles had jumped up in the chair and gotten up onto the table, knocking over my glass that still had water in it. It got her new issue of People magazine all wet plus the back of my $18.00 Thesaurus. So I had to dry them out.

And then the following day after I got back from work, I still hadn't shoved the chair totally back under the table and he had knocked my tote back out of the chair, got back up on to the table and started chewing up some paper stuffed into one of my sandals that was in a plastic bag in the nearby end chair.

I've always remembered but this time, I had brain cramps, I guess. Or else I just didn't think the chair was out enough for him to get on it.

prairiegirl said...

You know, this could just go on forever. I even have a picture-in-waiting of a big ol' scythe.

snicker.

Not sure which one is my favorite so far. Love the Cousin It. Also love Papa Smurf, which is so fitting in more ways than one. Love the Weedeater. The big blower.

Hmmm, maybe I need to search for the perfect picture of a...


combine.

prairiegirl said...

LOL - boy, interesting read on ol' Soapy on her boy's JustJared. Girls are fighting over whether or not she's annoying. lol.

I just really hate to break it to some of them re: their Sophin......

I caught this movie called Cherie on Showtime about 3 different times this weekend on her cable. And I still missed the ending. Has anyone seen that? It has Michelle Pfeiffer in it. What happens at the end?

Well, this is going to be a hectic week. It's month end and we are very quickly approaching our busy season. Gee, I can hardly wait.

prairiegirl said...

On the subject of all this Hair, there has to be a reason for it by now, I'm sorry.

There is a reason for the basically 4-month hibernation. I just don't know what it is but sure as clockwork, the reason will be revealed soon as we gear up for LAOD promotion.

No Hollywood leading man is going to stay out of sight, off of the pages of gossip sites, out of pap cameras' way for 4 months, I am sorry. It's one thing to do it for a summer after a two year period of filming and promo work, especially like the one Jake did for PoP. That would wear an 18 year out old, so I could understand the summer off.

But school has long been in full swing and everyone else has "come back to school" as well. Except Jake, who continues to hide out like Howard Hughes.

He left our public view on a Big HW Player note with the Ass Man Eyeball photo op in June. That's how he left.

He may be about to re-enter the public eye through the Adam Latrine Jake Is Straight Podium Proclamation. Or else that was just the opening credits and Jake's PR has another big roll-out set up for September as M&M's timeline shows how his dim-witted people have been scheduling this whole summer.

There is a reason for this. Jake has never had a summer like this and September is about gone as well, so 5 months of Where's Waldo, which already seems risky as far as I'm concerned, would be very interesting.

I still say now that I think Sophin is Kaput, both guys are floating out there right now without their life preserver. I have no idea what is in the hand of cards. But you can bet there's something in the works.

not invisible said...

But school has long been in full swing and everyone else has "come back to school" as well. Except Jake, who continues to hide out like Howard Hughes.

You're making the old rookie mistake of confusing "out of sight" with "not getting papped". He's been spotted plenty between Brooklyn/Queens/Manhattan the last couple of weeks.

prairiegirl said...

Well, that's a good point. I don't have facebook, though, so I am not aware of how frequently he has been seen. I knew he was in NYC area.

But facebook/twitter sightings are not like getting on People.com or the pages of People and getting your name out there. Which is, at least what I am told, how a HW star is going to keep relevant, keep popular, keep in people's memory.

Facebook may have overtaken Google but it's still not media.

I'm not an old rookie.

Hey, this is funny. Guess what?

It was 45 degrees when I went out walking this a.m.!! I heard "And now your local on the 8's. The temperature is....45 degrees."

And I was in a tank top & shorts.
No wonder my hands were freezing!

LOL.

overexposure can be a bad thing said...

Which is, at least what I am told, how a HW star is going to keep relevant, keep popular, keep in people's memory.

He's about to begin promo for LAOD and I'll bet it will be pretty intense. He'll be all over the place and it's probably smarter that he hasn't been in People magazine for a couple months. I hardly think he's been forgotten or become irrelevant, it's not like he went into hibernation for two years.

Not BT in Paris garden pics or in PoP photo said...

Bitch Back


Dear Ted:
Have we ever seen Baby Tile in photos and not realized the connection to Toothy? I'm just curious whether Baby Tile has been hiding under our noses all along.
—Curious

Dear Tile Overload:
Ah, the adorable saga of Baby Tile! Trust, B.T. has never appeared in a paparazzi pic. Toothy would never allow it.

FBI said...

You're making the old rookie mistake of confusing "out of sight" with "not getting papped". He's been spotted plenty between Brooklyn/Queens/Manhattan the last couple of weeks.

Oh for cripes sakes, is he planning a bank robbery or somethin'?

just saying said...

Notice how Ted carefully chose the phrase, paparazzi pic. The Paris "incident" was a video that even bloggers didn't notice until this year, and the PoP image was a staged cast photo...not paparazzi.

spin cycle said...

lol. please. Use your brain. If Toothy "would never allow it" - that means the kid would never be in a position to get papped, and that includes being near him in Paris, where anyone could take his picture. If he would never allow the kid to get papped, he certainly isn't going to put in a staged cast photo, for chrissakes.

destiny said...

Ted is always very careful about his choice of words. I also think Ted is just getting out the idea that it is not someone publicly known to have a child.

just saying said...

No, you use your brain. Ted used the exclusionary phrase paparazzi pic for a reason. He could just have easily said, "BT has never been seen by the public."

And, no, the statement, "Toothy would never allow it" has to do with the phrase "has never appeared in a paparazzi pic." You are the one making the leap that "the kid would never be in a position to get papped."