Strange medical practices from the past that, fortunately, were abandoned
In ancient cultures, a variety of healing methods were practiced. Some eventually formed the basis of modern medical standards, while others were so strange and even dangerous that one can…

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From person to cyborg: a synthetic chest created using 3D printing
It seems that a person has every chance to turn into a cyborg. Arcam AB specialists have created perhaps the most difficult prosthesis to date, designed to replace part of…

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10 secrets of ancient medicine that modern scientists rely on
For thousands of years, people have accumulated experience and knowledge for the treatment of various diseases. Modern medicine tries, using and developing ancient proven means and methods of treatment, to…

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10 medieval methods of treatment that seem somewhat strange today

In medieval medicine, there were often practices that modern people may find very strange. However, some of these strange remedies aren’t actually that outlandish. Medieval doctors believed that the human body was a microcosm. Hence the methods of treatment, which, although they are of great interest, but their effectiveness would not be worth checking.
1. The gizzard swallows against epilepsy

This procedure has become famous thanks to the English doctor of medicine of the 14th century John Hadeshen, who wrote in his treatise the following: Continue reading

10 ancient practices that modern medicine uses

Acoustic levitation and other ancient medical practices.

Chinese medicine, visceral therapy, and ritual shamanism are often considered pseudosciences. But in fact, these are very ancient practices that have existed for thousands of years. However, due to the increased interest in them around the world, scientists are currently conducting a huge amount of scientific research to try to discover whether there is truth in this strange ancient knowledge. Continue reading

From bloodletting to drinking urine: harsh and merciless medicine of the past

Harsh and merciless medieval medicine.

In the XV century, a book called Fasciculus Medicinae was created, which at that time served as a universal medical reference and contained a description of methods for treating various ailments. Not so long ago, this folio was published online by the new York medical Academy. Here is the most interesting thing from the life of doctors who lived 500 years ago. Continue reading

7 common mistakes of those who try to provide first aid
The ability to provide first aid is a very important and popular skill, which in some situations is the only thing that separates a person from death. It is all…

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Under the scalpel: 7 celebrities who do not hide that they did plastic surgery
7 celebrities who do not hide that they did plastic surgery Modern possibilities of plastic surgery have brought the concept of beauty to a new level. Today it is possible…

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10 blood-chilling experiments from the history of medicine
It often happens that medical experiments could be a script for a horror movie. Few people know how much pain and suffering has been inflicted on people over the centuries…

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10 alternative medical procedures that could have saved people, but were banned
Controversial, questionable, forbidden... Medicine is one of the most controversial areas, around which there are always disputes and scandals. Although there are rumors that the governments of many countries simply…

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