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Panacea: Musings on the History of Medicine

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History Carnival 147

1 July 2015

Happy Canada Day and welcome to History Carnival 147!  I’m excited to host this month and help showcase some of June’s best history blog posts.  This month...

Achoo!!!: The Humble Sneeze

20 May 2015

The bridge of your nose tingles and your eyes start to water, after a quick intake of breath through your mouth, you can feel the pressure building in your sinuses until your body is...

What's Old Is New Again: Medicine's Blast From the Past

1 April 2015

And don't throw the past away/You might need it some other rainy day.'Cause everything old is new again.Or so go the lyrics to Peter Allen’s “Everything Old is New Again.” ...

From Orient to Occident Part II: Acupuncture in Victorian England

10 March 2015

N.B. This is the second half of a two-part series on acupuncture in Victorian England.  If you haven’t already done so, I’d recommend checking out Part I first.Just to quickly...