Monthly Medicine: The History of The Bubonic Plague

Hi all, And welcome to yet another post in our Monthly Medicine series, in which we take a different disease every month and examine the gruesome details in a series of themed posts. This month, we’ve chosen the Bubonic Plague, a disease that has amassed a huge amount of historical infamy throughout the ages and still bears…

History of Women’s Health: Maternal Mortality

Hello avid readers of this little blog, and welcome to another article and hopefully the start of a new segment. I have a very keen interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and as such have decided to compliment my study with learning about the history of this incredibly rewarding and interesting field of medicine. So without…

Monthly Medicine: The History of Spanish Flu

Hi all, And welcome to another post in out Monthly Medicine series. First and foremost, apologies for the lateness of this update (it’s still August where I am writing from!) I have been busy readying myself for my final year and had this saved on my computer but neglected to actually publish it! This month, we’ve…

Famous Faces: Ignaz Semmelweis

     It seems like common sense nowadays to wash our hands; after the toilet, before and after eating, after blowing our noses, and especially all throughout the day when you are in the medical field. The “5 Moments of Hand Hygiene” is drilled into us from the first day, and the little pink tubs…

Monthly Medicine #3

Hi all! Welcome to yet another post in our Monthly Medicine series, in which we take a disease or ailment every month as a focus point for our posts. This month, we have decided to take the theme of the ‘Spanish Flu’ or ‘Spanish Influenza’, the disease behind of one of the largest pandemic crises in…

A Brief History of Transplantation

     To celebrate the beginning of DonateLife Week we here at bloodbonesandbodies have decided to do what we do best; provide you with some historical knowledge bombshells to wow your friends and impress your colleagues! This is an incentive by the DonateLife organisation and helps raise awareness around the benefits of choosing to be…

Monthly Medicine: The History of Tuberculosis

Hi all! Welcome, once more, to another post in our series entitled Monthly Medicine, in which we take a disease each month to focus our research, and present a few gruesome, grizzly, or ghastly little articles on the history or epidemiology of the disease. This month, we’ve chosen the history of tuberculosis, arguably one of the History…

Diagnose This #22

Howdy friends, and welcome back to Diagnose This! So sorry for the late post, had a touch of gastro over the week that needed my full attention and dedication to beat into submission. Now then, here we are on the final post about the man with the abdo pain and somewhat seedy history overseas. The…

Monthly Medicine: The History of Cholera

Hi all! Welcome to the first post in our Monthly Medicine series, in which we take a new disease every week and produce content surrounding the myths and mysteries of the history, science, and medicine of the disease! This month, as promised, we’re looking at Cholera and the history and medicine of this particularly dangerous…

Diagnose This #20

Hey guys, and welcome back to Diagnose This! Sorry for the late post, we have had some technical difficulties getting this one done :(. Anyways, to last week’s case. Here is what we were wanting from the history: Alex Jones, 59 year old male, works as a gardener. He has presented to the GP with…