History of medicine; healing; herbalism
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-04-18 08:35
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 17:45
"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 12:33
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 15:14
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 14:43
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 08:01
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 13:01
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 09:34
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 13:40
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 13:26
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 19:46
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 19:24
This week, Dame Aoife discusses medieval illnesses, especially the flu.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-28 08:16
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 09:04
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-15 17:20
On Sunday October 17, 2004, at 9:00 pm (EDT) TLC will present Mummy Detective: The Crypt of the Medici, a program examining the remains of 50 members of the Medici family to see how they lived — and how they died.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-10-13 09:12
Medical history may need to be re-written after the recent discovery of a skull which shows signs of complex surgery.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-10-06 13:39
Historians are using DNA and modern forensic technology to investigate the death of Anges Sorel, mistress to Charles VII of France.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-09-29 22:04
A new study finds that the ancient practice of bloodletting might actually have been beneficial to some patients.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-09-11 13:28
Tony Gabriele of the Daily Press offers a warning to parents: Don't teach your children to read!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-09-11 10:40
A new study by the Ohio State University states that Northern European men of the early Middle Ages were nearly as tall as modern-day Americans.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2004-07-29 20:23
A new study shows that Viking men had the same performance concerns as their modern brothers.
Submitted by Galen_of_Ockham on Fri, 2004-07-02 16:40
Friar Galen of Ockham, former Chirurgeon General of the SCA (and a modern-world medical doctor) has kindly allowed SCAtoday.net to share with you an article he has recently written about hydration for reenactment events.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2003-02-20 18:53
This week's collection of annotated links from Aoife deals with Medieval Science, Math and Medicine.