History of medicine; healing; herbalism
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-12-26 16:28
The narwhal, known in folklore as the "unicorn whale" for its spiraling tusk, has been a mystery to scientists and traditional Inuit cultures alike, for no one could explain the purpose of the tusk. Now a researcher from Harvard says he has the answer.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-23 18:10
Predisposed towards battle axes, but never understood why? The answer may be in your genes.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-12-04 18:58
During this fly season, James Le Fanu of the Telegraph takes a look at Roman medicinal remedies, including some from the Materia Medica by Pedanius Dioscorides.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-11-29 14:35
While digging the foundations for an expansion of the Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury, England, workers discovered two skeletons believed to date back to 675 A.D.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-23 19:17
DNA tests conducted on a 400-year-old Jamestown, VA skeleton have failed to prove that the remains are those of Jamestown founder Bartholomew Gosnold.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 18:53
New DNA evidence has produced some surprising links between Hispanics living the America's Southwest and Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition 400 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-10-02 09:57
An herbal remedy used by 12th century Scottish monks may be resurrected as a modern appetite suppressant.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-09-27 09:27
The New York Academy of Medicine hosts a four-part lecture series, beginning September 27, on the subject of medicine in ancient and medieval times.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-25 17:46
Contrary to popular belief, our medieval ancestors were not smaller than we are. A new study of medieval skeletons shows that the average height of English men and women then is about what it is now.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-18 17:12
In an article for New Scientist, researchers disclose that the female remains buried with the last Viking king were not those of his mother as previously believed, but in reality, his daughter-in-law.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-09-13 12:18
Researcher Xie Xiaodong is trying to prove that ancient Romans made it to Northwest China's Gansu Province by comparing DNA evidence to establish a genetic link.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-11 18:16
According to a scholarly study of burials, medieval shoes caused the same kinds of foot problems as modern ones.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-02 19:13
Professor Wolfgang Arnold, from the University of Witten/Herdecke, believes that medieval peasants may have had better teeth than modern men because they chewed their food and ate raw vegetables.
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.