The Ecraseur, also known as the “French twist,” is a medical instrument that has played a significant role in surgical procedures and veterinary medicine. This unique device was originally developed as a tool for animal castration, but it soon found applications in human surgeries.
The Juliana Anicia Codex, colloquially known as “Vienna Dioscurides” is an important and rare example of a late antique scientific text.
Enemas, also known as clysters, have a fascinating history dating back to ancient times. The Egyptians were among the first to employ them as a remedy for various anal ailments like piles, providing relief and treatment for such conditions.
The Clyster syringe, (also spelled in the 17th Century, `glister’) is an old-fashioned word for enema, more particularly for enemas administered using a Clyster syringe — that is, a syringe with a rectal nozzle and a plunger.
The role played by Bayer, a prominent pharmaceutical company, in the spread of HIV to third-world haemophiliacs in Asia and South America, stands out as a tragic chapter in medical history.
From ancient healing practices to cutting-edge technologies, Medicine in a Historical Context, offers a comprehensive view of the field’s history. Medicine in a Historical Context Trepanning Trepanation, also known as trepanning, is one of humanity’s oldest forms of surgery and also one of its most gruesome. The Wandering Womb and Female Hysteria The condition has its roots in ancient medical […]
Trepanation, also known as trepanning, is one of humanity’s oldest forms of surgery and also one of its most gruesome. It is an ancient medical practice that has been used for thousands of years.
Tarrare was a mysterious French man who was known for his extreme appetite, bizarre eating habits, and an unknown medical condition that caused him to consume inedible objects.
The condition has its roots in ancient medical theories about “wandering wombs,” where a displaced (and disgruntled) uterus caused women’s health problems
An old profession that has largely disappeared is that of leech collector, sometimes called leech gatherer or leech finder.