What comes next after popular medical non-fiction? [more inside]
I'm about to finish The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Before that, I read Nancy Scheper-Hughes' Death Without Weeping. What's next? [more inside]
Any Adams family experts in the house? Did Charles Adams (son of John Adams) die of alcohol poisoning, delirium tremens, liver disease, pancreatitis, or other illness merely attributed to his drinking? Basic googling did not pull up any details on his death. My understanding is that in 1800 DTs was not a well described syndrome (in the US or possibly anywhere), but there was some familiarity with other alcohol-related illness.
I'm looking for resources on the experiences and treatment of people with epilepsy in the early 20th century. [more inside]
Books on the history of medicine - looking for recommendations [more inside]
Recommend an excellent, comprehensive book on the history of antibiotics? [more inside]
I want to make a plague doctor costume for Halloween, and I want it to be as accurate as possible. [more inside]
While reading this excellent thread, an interesting question popped into my mind - why was bloodletting so popular for so long when it so obviously doesn't work? [more inside]