It is a standing joke that physicians have horrible handwriting. It turns out this may not be such a laughing matter. A number of studies have found that sloppy handwriting is just […]
The Deathly Serious Queen Mary of Teck
It is not an exaggeration to say Queen Mary of Teck (1867-1953) took things very seriously. One could even say her attitude was deathly serious.
The Medicine Worked Fine… Until the Patient’s Jaw Fell Off
Feeling rundown? Suffering from headaches? How about anemia? Diabetes? Asthma? Whatever it is that is making you feel under the weather, Radithor may be just what you need. What’s that you say? […]
No Bones About It: The Origin of the Chainsaw
The chainsaw is an essential tool for those who work with wood, but it is for the roughest of cuts. You would never want to use a chainsaw for anything that requires […]
Not Really a Surgeon? What Was the First Clue?
It never hurts to check the credentials of anyone who is going to be performing surgery on you. Just ask the San Francisco woman who asked Carlos Guzmangarza to perform a liposuction […]
Physician, Heal Thyself
Dr. Horace Emmett came up with a revolutionary advancement for modern medicine: eternal youth. He determined that regular injections of ground-up squirrel testicles would produce immortality, reverse old age, and preserve youthfulness […]
Take Some Mummy Powder, A Few Drops of Gladiator Blood, and Call Me in the Morning
Quack medicine is nothing new. Over the centuries, people have ingested some pretty disgusting things in hopes of curing whatever ails them. Consider some of the following examples from history: Mellified Man: […]