Category Archives for "History of Medicine"

Jun 25

San Francisco Winter 1918-1919

History of Medicine

I had to stop writing our article on the Spanish Flu before getting into the second wave. My PTSD was ablaze and I was about to self-destruct if I kept on course. You see, these are not numbers to me. They are human beings; human beings whose lives were cut short . . . by […]

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Beginning of the Low Carb Diet
Apr 25

William Banting and the First Low Carb Diet

Biography

William Banting (1796 – 1878) was a London undertaker. Undertaker you say? And why would an undertaker be found on the pages of a site devoted to health and wellness? Though it is true that Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The physician can bury his mistakes.” that is not why we want to tell you about […]

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Dr James Barry
Feb 24

Dr James Barry

Biography

His colleagues hated him and his patients loved him. Florence Nightingale, after Barry’s death would write: “I should say that he was the most hardened creature I ever met.”

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