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Medieval Urine Wheels and Human Skin Books… Under the Knife

Are you fascinated by the strange medical practices of our past? Under the Knife is a rad medical oddities and history web series that is back in action after a two year hiatus. Hosted by Dr Lindsey Fitzharris, UTK examines in detail some of the weirdest staples of the medical practice over the past few centuries. For example, the medieval practice of urine diagnosis – your pee in a flask could tell doctors everything they needed to know and how to treat it – leeches, bloodletting, powdered corpse. Dr Fitzharris also explores topics like corpse medicine, the reusable condom, the barber doctors and more. Check out a couple of episodes here, the rest are all on the UTK Youtube channel.


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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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