P.I.C.C. Challenge


P.I.C.C. has a Challenge to Columnists and Contributors to the blog! You have a chance to win a special book by posting or submitting an article to the blog.

If you would like to become or, already are a Columnists / Contributor, Sharpen Your Pens! Being a Contributor to the blog is done strictly at your pace. Submit your article for the blog. P.I.C.C. would like to reward your efforts. We will monitor the response to your post by looking at data showing how many viewers/visitors read your post. Columnists may proceed as usual through personal login… Contributors are welcome to send their article via email at provisions59@gmail.com – include links to videos or images you want to represent your article. We will do the visual arts work for you.

At the end of the month we will tally data from WordPress and announce the winner. You will get the book of the month, one of P.I.C.C. Founder’s (Rochelle Indo) favorite authors… Catherine Marshall, M.R. DeHaan, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Martin Lloyd Jones and many more very interesting reads…

This will be a yearlong challenge. Each month will present a new opportunity to win. If there is a tie, both winners will get the book featured for the month. The books are already in stock!

March Book is Blood & Guts by Roy Porter

“Chock-full of astonishing facts and fascinating illustrations.”―Booklist

An eminently readable, entertaining romp through the history of our vain and valiant efforts to heal ourselves. Mankind’s battle to stay alive and healthy for as long as possible is our oldest, most universal struggle. With his characteristic wit and vastly informed historical scope, Roy Porter examines the war fought between disease and doctors on the battleground of the flesh from ancient times to the present. He explores the many ingenious ways in which we have attempted to overcome disease through the ages: the changing role of doctors, from ancient healers, apothecaries, and blood-letters to today’s professionals; the array of drugs, from Ayurvedic remedies to the launch of Viagra; the advances in surgery, from amputations performed by barbers without anesthetic to
today’s sophisticated transplants; and the transformation of hospitals from Christian places of convalescence to modern medical powerhouses. Cleverly illustrated with historic line drawings, the chronic ailments of humanity provide vivid anecdotes for Porter’s enlightening story of medicine’s efforts to prevail over a formidable and ever-changing adversary.


Roy Sydney Porter, FBA was a British historian known for his important work on the history of medicine. He retired in 2001 from the director of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine at University College, London


February’s Winner – Beth Marlow Trivett- PICC special contributor