Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

November 22, 2017

History of Medicine

History of Medicine

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 ...

Invasion of the body snatchers

A morbid cottage industry sprung up around the corpse-crazy anatomists of yesteryear Once upon a time, nobody willed ...

The art and artifice of Agnodice

Did a lady doctor in drag transform obstetric care in Ancient Greece? Some medical historians say the story ...

Without a trace

Undetectable and deadly, arsenic has always been a powerful ally Death by poison... it sounds almost romantic these ...

Safe Smallpox Inoculations

The search for safe smallpox inoculations ended in a barn Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the Fly, the ...