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French Ambulance during American Civil War
Aug 17

History of Medicine 1800-1850

Miscellaneous

“Nearly all men die of their medicines, not of their diseases.” Moliere The Revolutionary war is ended, a new century is begun, our first president has passed away and we are the freest society in the modern world. So, what are your options if you become ill? If you lived in the cities your first […]

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Snake Oil Poster
Dec 07

The History Of Quackery

History of Medicine

Mercury, the element, not the planet, was nicknamed “quicksilver” because it is silver in color and a liquid at room temperature. In German, the word is “quacksalber.” Mercury is a toxic heavy metal. In the fifteen hundreds, physicians were a highly untrained lot, having learned most of their trade as apprentices. Herbalism was the medicine […]

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Royal Rife
Oct 16

Royal Raymond Rife

Biography

The history of medicine has always been the history of alternative medicine, for every new idea, every new theory, every new method of healing has come not from within the bastions of conventional medicine, but rather from outside the current convention. Being the hippopotomonstrosity that medicine is and always has been, its members do not […]

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