When Patients Die

Death is a part of life. A corny way to start an article, but still true nonetheless. This is especially true when one is in the medical field; whether it be a dramatic “Code Blue ED” or a casual mention of little Betty in bed 123 passing in the night, we are all exposed to…

The Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots are considered one of the most influential, revolutionary, and inspiring events of the 20th century. But, this incredible event has often been omitted from the history textbooks and general society (albeit from one modern film that had major details either missing or changed). What were the Stonewall Riots? Why did they occur?…

Why History of Medicine?

Hello all, This post is something of a small departure from our normal stream of content, but I believe it to be important to the progression of this site. As anyone who has read our blog will know, Chris is a current medical student and I am a history student who has always had a…

Musings over a Cadaver

(*Names fictitious, not based on real name of cadavers)   The first time I saw Edna* I was almost convinced that she was sleeping. She looked so peaceful, so content, so relaxed. If it weren’t for her exposed thoracic cavity, with her sternum and ribs placed ever so neatly on her stomach, one would probably have…

Twelve Facts for a Very, Medical Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! Here at bloodbonesandbodies, we believe that the very best gift that anyone can receive on Christmas morning isn’t socks. It isn’t the latest piece of gadgetry that can do your taxes, watch Netflix, and massage your feet all at the same time. It isn’t even not waking up with a splitting hangover…