Category Archives: History of Medicine

Sherlock Holmes and the Ailing Naturalist

History and medicine sleuths at the University of Maryland host a conference each year to solve a historical medical mystery. This year, symptoms which plagued Darwin over the decades have been reconsidered. Now, a new interpretation of his symptoms may … Continue reading

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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good

The new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer has just been released, and Pottermania is in full swing. Trying to justify surfing Potter fansites when finals are just around the corner? Never fear – we have just … Continue reading

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Life and Limb

Of the three million soldiers who fought during the civil war, nearly half a million were injured but survived. The U.S¬† National Libary of Medicine has assembled a beautiful new exhibit dedicated to these men, their experiences, and the medicine … Continue reading

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Wonders & Marvels

With the start of the NYT’s digital subscription (which we’ll probably eventually purchase), we’re searching for additional venues for intellectual procrastination. Enter – Wonders & Marvels. The site, edited by Professor Holly Tucker of Vanderbilt ¬†University, is a forum for … Continue reading

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