History of medicine; healing; herbalism
Submitted by thomasFlamanc on Sun, 2005-08-28 17:40
An article about the fine of a skeleton from 12th Century England showing evidence of a Caesarian section performed on a woman.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-25 18:10
Project Gutenberg has released The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby in electronic format.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-24 21:24
Recent excavations of Soutra Hospital in Scotland show that the medieval Augustine monks had knowledge of anaesthetics and disinfectants as well as surgical instruments.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-08-14 11:36
Lady Angelique d'Herisson, the Pennsic 34 Chief Vampire and Blood Drive Coordinator, would like to remind everyone of the Pennsic 34 blood drive. Be a hero: save a life!
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-08-04 16:04
Hugo Van Halle has issued a challenge to join him on the field of combat at Pennsic 34 in order to raise awareness and funds for Fisher House.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-08-03 11:58
Lady Sophia the Orange (Lara Coutinho) offers suggestions for dealing with the fly problem at the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-02 15:02
A transcript of "The Plague in Britain," from The Science Show discusses the gruesome visit of the plague in 1665 to the village of Eyam, England with author Robert Lacey.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-07-02 15:32
A mummified body, originally believed to be a murder victim, has been identified as that of a teenage girl... a 2,700-year-old teenage girl. The remains were discovered in a peat bog near Uchte, Lower Saxony.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Fri, 2005-07-01 13:52
Lord Gilbert le braceeur de Dijon has announced that he will do battle in a quest to end children's leukemia at the coming Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-24 17:12
Wulfric and Mihrimah of the Shire of Rockwall in Northshield report on a class taught recently by their daughter Aine for a Wisconsin middle school.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2005-06-20 15:50
Two Brazilian doctors who are also art lovers think they have uncovered a "secret lesson" in human anatomy in the famous Sistine Chapel frescos.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-12 12:39
New research on medieval cesspits shows that the diet of 15th century Scots was healthier than that of their modern counterparts.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-11 13:36
The website of the Weston A. Price Foundation compares traditional diets from a number of cultures throughout the ages.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-26 15:35
A new study of the bones of 4th century Nubian people from the Sudan in North Africa leads experts to speculate that their beer may have had antibiotic properties.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-05-26 12:05
The National Herb Garden in Washington, D.C. kicked off a six-month long celebration of its 25th anniversary May 21, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 10:11
THLady Angelique d'Herisson is once again organizing the annual blood drive at the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-04-18 09:35
A study published in a recent edition of The New England Journal of Medicine warns athletes and runners that vast amounts of water or sports drinks can be lethal.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-04-12 18:45
"Fast or feast: reconstructing diet in later medieval England by stable isotope analysis," an article by Michael P. Richardsa, appears in a recent issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-20 13:33
New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani looks at The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time, a new book by John Kelly.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-18 16:14
A recent medical study by researchers at the University of Liverpool concludes that the Black Plague of the Middle Ages may have increased modern Europeans' resistance to HIV.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-03-17 15:43
The Medieval Science Page is a comprehensive directory of cataloged links to resources about general science in the Middle Ages. Topics include alchemy, navigation, mathematics, medicine, botany, timekeeping (horology), weights and measures (metrology), physics, and many others.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-03-10 09:01
Leprosy was eradicated from Britain in the 17th century, but "lepers" (aided by costume and makeup) will return in a torchlight procession through the town of Torrington.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-01-21 14:01
A new study of the writings of William Shakespeare leads researchers to believe the bard may have had syphilis.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-12-31 10:34
Tuberculosis may have passed from humans to animals, and not the other way around, according to new DNA research conducted on bones from an abandoned medieval village in the Yorkshire Wolds.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-12 14:40
Right-handed fighters beware. According to a new study by the University of Montpellier, left-handers are "better in fights."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-08 14:26
Several SCA kingdoms are participating in a project to knit or crochet bandages for people suffering from leprosy.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-11-09 20:46
Archaeologists in Germany believe they have found Martin Luther's toilet in a newly-unearthed annex of his Wittenberg home.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2004-11-04 20:24
This week, Dame Aoife discusses medieval illnesses, especially the flu.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-28 09:16
Sgt. Rutgur of the Middle Kingdom, along with the other baronial champions, has accepted a challenge by His Majesty Brannos to raise money for breast cancer research.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2004-10-16 10:04
A paper by osteoarchaeologist Trevor Anderson, published in the British Dental Journal, discusses medieval dental hygiene and health, and says the practices of the time were more advanced than is popularly believed.