Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

November 22, 2017

History of Medicine

History of Medicine

Flower power

Born of desperation, the Doctrine of Signatures was mainstream medicine throughout the 17th century

Auditory assault

For centuries, most doctors inflicted more injury on tinnitus sufferers than anything else

Dying for some rest

Fatal insomnia proves that sleep struggles are no snoozing matter Aside from the proverbial apple a day, eight ...

Before Wheelchairs

Before the invention of the wheelchair, paralyzed people were forced to roll with the punches The simplest ideas ...

Corset craze

How fashion and fasting in the 1800s lead to anorexia nervosa After all that holiday gorging going on ...

The First Lady of lunacy

Did loss and grief drive Mary Todd Lincoln insane or was it simply syphilis? For countless Americans, Abraham ...

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 ...