attempt, Stonewall Peak
So, this should've been a really simple peak. We choose to do this one because we thought it would give us the greatest vantage point for the #lunareclipse
without us having to do a crazy trail at night. @thatchickwithcrohns
was having extreme stomach pain and neglected to tell the rest of the group because she was being stubborn and wanted to get to the peak without disrupting anyone else's hike. Needless to say, we made it .7 miles in before @rebamartin_
decided to shut the hike down because @thatchickwithcrohns
was unable to stand at one point. We shall peak this one again, but for now here is a decently pitiful butt shot with a cool tree coming down the mountain.
Today's fun IBD fact is about the man who helped discover Crohn's disease, Burrill Bernard Crohn. He was an American gastroenterologist and made the first major advance to identify the disease that now bears his name. Although the description of Crohn's disease is by far his most famous accomplishment, Crohn had a long career both as a clinician, and as a researcher who contributed to modern understanding of many gastrointestinal conditions.
Crohn received his bachelor's degree from City College of New York in 1902. He received a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeonsin 1907.Crohn first became an intern at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1907.He was promoted to head of gastroenterology in 1920, the same year he joined the staff of Columbia University.
Working with colleagues at Mount Sinai Hospital, Crohn identified fourteen patients whose symptoms and intestinal abnormalities discovered at surgery, while consistent with each other, did not fit any previously identified disease. Crohn, along with Leon Ginzburg and Gordon Oppenheimer, prepared the classic paper describing this new condition. This paper was read at a professional meeting in May 1932 and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October 1932. The title of the published paper was "Regional Ileitis: A Pathologic and Clinical Entity". Crohn's work helped correct the thinking that the ailment was actually a form of tuberculosis .