While allergies have frequently been mistakenly cited as a consequence of modern civilization, they have been around for thousands of years.
Ancient sources report that Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) had episodes of vertigo, dizziness and limb weakness.
Martin H. Fischer was an American doctor and writer known for his pithy comments on the practice of medicine. Continue reading →
The earliest known filmed surgery and use of anesthesia isn't for the faint of heart.
In some parts of the world, it is legal for people to voluntarily end their lives with help of their doctors. It is so common in one country, in fact, they even have a booming business in suicide tourism.
This diagnosis is 300 years too late.
An 'Elixir of Long Life' is found among 19th-century liquor bottles in New York, and archaeologists mix up a batch. Continue reading →
Some 24 centuries after the ancient Greek father of medicine taught his students under an Oriental plane tree, scientists say they have the tree's genetic blueprint.
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