The Early Modern Commons

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Under The Knife, Episode 7 – Medieval Urine Wheels

17 March 2015

In Episode 7 of Under The Knife, I discuss how a pot of pee used to be a crucial diagnostic tool in the past. Learn all about piss prophets and medieval urine wheels! If you enjoy...

The Chimp & The Surgeon: A History of Heart Transplants

14 February 2015

Today isn’t just Valentine’s Day. It’s also the end of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week. With that in mind, here’s a short piece on the history of heart transplants....

Under The Knife, Episode 6 – Bodysnatchers vs Vampires

12 February 2015

In Episode 6 of Under The Knife, I take on an internet myth involving iron cages, old graveyards, and the undead. Check out our new video on the history of mortsafes in ‘Bodysnatchers...