Category Archives for "History of Medicine"

Dr Simms & Anarcha
Jul 07

A Conversation

History of Medicine

The date is July 18th, 1845. Anarcha visits Dr J Marion Sims who has recently fashioned the first speculum from a pewter spoon. It has been used just once, to relieve the pressure inside a young slave girl’s vagina. Anarcha, a 19 year old slave girl and recent mother, suffers from a horrible fistula in […]

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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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