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.
Trepanning: A 7000-year-old Ancient Medical Practice
The Bizarre Case of Tarrare: The Man That Could Eat a Corpse (c. 1772–1798)
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 Wandering Womb and Female Hysteria
The condition has its roots in ancient medical theories about “wandering wombs,” where a displaced (and disgruntled) uterus caused women’s health problems
Leech Collector and Bloodletting in the 19th Century
An old profession that has largely disappeared is that of leech collector, sometimes called leech gatherer or leech finder.
The First Successful Organ Transplant – 1954
The first successful organ transplant was performed on December 23, 1954, by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The surgery was a kidney transplant between two identical twins.
The Electropathic Sex Belt: Electroshock Medical Treatments to Cure Impotence and Hernias
a lot of fascinating new devices were introduced in the area of medicine. These new devices produced electric discharges and were supposed to cure everything from liver disease to hernias.
One of those devices was The Electropathic Sex Belt
Alexander Fleming and The Accidental Discovery of Penicillin
Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming, a Scottish physician, and scientist. Fleming shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Howard Florey and Ernst Chain for the discovery and widespread use of penicillin, an antibiotic that has saved millions of lives since its invention. It was indeed a great discovery, doesn’t matter if that was accidental.
Alexander Flemming and the accidental discovery of penicillin
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