Category Archives for "History of Medicine"

Apr 03

You Must Have Holes in Your Head

History of Medicine

Say you’re an anthropologist and say you’re on a dig in a remote part of the world and say you come across some ancient graves, and say that a few of the skulls found in those ancient graves have holes in them. The holes range in size from a nickel to a quarter to a […]

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Mar 29

Elizabeth Blackwell, MD

Biography

1821 – 1910 Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England and came to America with her family in 1832. Her father, Samuel Blackwell, was a social reformer and an entrepreneur. His involvement in the abolition movement left little time for his business ventures which, perforce, did poorly. He died leaving the family destitute. The family […]

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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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May 02

The Spanish Flu

History , History of Medicine

The image above is from the hospital at Camp Funston, in Fort Riley, Kansas, or “ground zero” for America’s greatest pandemic. Go ahead and forget that “fact,” because you’re about to get one heck of an education. What is Influenza Commonly known as the flu, it is a viral infection of the respiratory system. It […]

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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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