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
Trepanation, also known as trepanning, is one of humanity’s oldest forms of surgery and also one of its most gruesome.
Physicians believed that many illnesses were caused by an imbalance of bodily fluids, and bloodletting was thought to restore this balance.
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
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.
Enemas, also known as clysters, have a fascinating history dating back to ancient times. The Egyptians were among the first to employ them.
The manuscript was created in the early 6th century and is one the most important pharmacological treatises of the work of ancient Greek authors to survive from late antiquity
Penicillin was discovered by Alexander Fleming, a Scottish physician, and scientist.
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