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The Medieval and Renaissance eras were not pleasant places to live. Hollywood, history buffs and reenactments often romanticize what was transpiring, even when we bake in the hot sun. But, if we get hurt the cell phones come out and EMS is called. At the end of a hot -day-week we can go back home and... Continue Reading →
As I was looking at the 15th century English Wound Man, as drawn by Claudius Galen or "Pseudo-Galen" as he was known in his time, I realized something kind of fun! Amy Farrah Fowler (from the show the Big Bang Theory) was wrong in one of her statements to Penny! According to IMDB the exchange... Continue Reading →
Forgive my mind-wanderings. Putting things in order is always the goal, but not always what I am successful doing. Should you see a future 'Theories of Contagion' post and think that there is a part missing, do ask questions. I'm not an academic expert in this field - but I know a fair amount of... Continue Reading →
The common proclamation is that the Black Death to be the Bubonic Plague, and has been the standard theory for a century or more. Wilson, in his book, Plague in Shakespeare's London (1927), explains in intricate detail how the weather ecology of medieval London was the perfect breeding ground for brown rats and the fleas that... Continue Reading →
One of the lingering mysteries for me is where did JK Rowling get her history of medicine/history of science knowledge. She doesn't just get a primary or peripheral level of medical knowledge and understanding. Harry Potter - as a series - has a ridiculous amount of history of medicine and history of science in it... Continue Reading →
With the understanding that the term "case studies" makes people think of well documented, partitioned reports that are well detailed and tell a background history, what was being presented, and then a follow up. Prior to the nineteenth century, this was not the case, though. Case Studies were short - generally no longer than a... Continue Reading →
During the Renaissance era (throughout Europe, circa 1400 - 1600) many things were theorized to come into play pertaining to death and disease. With the germ theory still a couple hundred years away, people were interested in figuring out what caused death. What caused disease? And the answer didn't lie within - it came from... Continue Reading →