Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

March 26, 2017

History of Medicine

History of Medicine

Laugh it off

How two dentists discovered painkillers and changed the face of medicine These days, physician and patients alike take ...

The poppa of the Pap test

How a Greek MD living the American Dream helped stop countless cancer cases Although cervical cancer remains a ...

Senescence and sensibility

Old-timers who give new meaning to the words "live long and prosper" Da Vinci and his code notwithstanding, ...

A need for niacin

How a vitamin deficiency disfigured and even killed countless country folk 100 years ago These days, vitamin deficiencies ...

The kindest cut

Medical pioneers who plunged into their patients' uteri for the sake of saving lives Once upon a time, ...

Gesundheit

From runny noses and sneezing to itchiness, allergies have been getting under our skin for millennia Did you ...

Wanted dead or alive

The notorious Tuskegee Syphilis Study and other low points in modern medical research Far-fetched plots from The X-Files ...

No smooth ride

Until the emergence of the ambulance, patients had no choice but to wait for help to come For ...

Post-partum Depression

Did postpartum depression transform a 14th-century peasant into a madwoman or a mystic? Postpartum depression has received a ...

The so-called "Spanish" flu

Did a cook from a US military training base cause the great flu pandemic of 1918? 'Tis the ...

Pickled pink

It wasn't until the 19th century that doctors mastered the ancient art of embalming If every ancient Egyptian ...

Liquid Gold

Urine was once the number-one way to diagnose disease -- and predict the future The science and art ...

The magic touch

Franz Mesmer captivated patients with both his charisma and crazy magnetic cures Franz Anton Mesmer, a Viennese physician, ...

Royal Flush

From ancient pharaohs to the kings of France, the upper crust loved their enemas Ah, the enema. Shooting ...

The Madman of McGill

Was Jack the Ripper one of our very own? Since Lizzie Borden wielded her infamous axe 113 years ...