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June 2021

Bond's Pre-COVID Ship Medical Exam

3-u Oranje Nassau

When James Bond traveled from the Bahamas to Haiti in 1929 for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia,  he needed a medical clearance from the Oranje Nassau's doctor.

The doctor found that the ornithologist "has not any loathsome, or dangerous, or contagious. or infectious disease and is apparently in good health."

Maybe today's cruise ships should do more of the same....

Health cert. from ship DSCN9933


Monday: Free Zoom Talk for Science Cafe

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My next free Real James Bond  Zoom talk is this Monday (June 14) from 5 to 6 p.m.

Tyson pileatedI'll be speaking at the MDI Science Cafe about Bond, his uncle (the famous painter Carroll Tyson)  and their long history with the birds of Mount Desert Island -- from Tyson's renowned fine-arts prints to their unique field guide the island's birds.

Tyson's prints sell for thousands of dollars and are highly sought-after. One of my favorites is the Pileated Woodpecker print.  (Saw one -- the print and the bird -- on MDI just last week!)

The Science Cafe is sponsored by the MDI Biological Laboratory, a rapidly growing, independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution.

The laboratory's mission is to improve human health and well-being through basic research, education, and development ventures that transform discoveries into cures.

You can learn more about the talk and register here.