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BizarreCvltureHistory

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

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If you are anything like myself, a trip to the dentist is cringe-worthy at best, and utterly terrifying at worst. I had a colleague of mine, a dentistry student, describe this as “irrational, but not uncommon.” Though it is perhaps of little comfort, visits to the dentist, or the “tooth

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During the 18th Century, medical schools were flourishing throughout Europe, and in many centres, there was a drive to standardize the curriculum to more consistently train doctors, which would, amongst other things, slowly lift the status of the profession and better prepare provincial doctors to treat their patients according to new,

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A recurring issue in medical science has been the supply of cadavers, with histories of dubious means being undertaken in order to find, arrange for, and obtain fresh bodies for dissection, experiment, and teaching. In the early 1800s in Great Britain, the problem became so acute that legislation was passed

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The sky has darkened Thirteen as we are We are collected woeful around a book Made of human flesh – Mayhem “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” Not only macabre inspiration for black metal lyrics or H.P. Lovecraft, one book published as recently as 1923 is rumoured to be bound in human

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