Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

December 3, 2020

History of Medicine

History of Medicine

Reading between the lines

One of Michelangelo’s most controversial sculptures may reveal a startling diagnosis

Forever young

Neurology’s most noteworthy patient “died” when he was 27 though he would go on to live another 55 years

Is the Oath outdated?

Hippocrates’ legendary tract was first implemented in 1508. Are his guidelines still relevant today?

Picture imperfect

Tiny Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s talent — and troubles — were larger than life

Dissecting Gray’s Anatomy

Medicine’s most mesmerizing textbook is also its most mysterious

Rock star

Back in the day, bezoar bulbs were celebrated as a cure-all and cutting-edge medical science

An eye for an eye

Back in the day, ocular prosthetics ranged from the regal to the rudimentary

The Bay’s best buy

In between his day job with HBC, William Fraser Tolmie was a man of medicine and the mountains

Shaking things up

Who knew that Dr James Parkinson was a politician, paleontologist and pediatrician?

A shot of syphilis

Albert Neisser tried to save prostitutes from STDs, but started a scandal instead

Diabetes then & now

From the Ancients to Insulin... and Beyond

Needle trade

Believe it or not, the simple syringe was centuries in the making

Amphibian magnetism

Are frog legs the key to life’s mysteries?

A solution that sticks

Who knew that a clumsy cook from the 1920s was the inspiration behind the Band-Aid?

Dying to go home

Can being far from family and friends make a person physically sick? In 17th-century Switzerland it was certainly possible