The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

Dr Drawing Test Subject’s Blood. Wikimedia By: Medical History Staff Writer Sherry Michaels Perry The Tuskegee Experiment of Nazi Germany……no, to my great shame, Macon County Alabama, USA. We have all read of the horrors of the Holocaust and wondered how a human being could be so cruel to another human being, without batting anContinue reading “The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment”

The History of Quack Remedies

An Enlightening History of “Mothers Little Helper” and other historical cures. In the 1800’s there was a rise in the production of quack cures and the peddlers that went door to door selling them. Considering the number of children most women had they were more than excited to buy a bottle of “Mothers Little Helper”Continue reading “The History of Quack Remedies”

History of Mental Health Treatments

This is a Guest Post from Licensed Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health History Nerd, Sherry Michaels Perry All Photos Courtesy of cvltnation and Americas Most The mental health field has changed a great deal since the 1800’s. Back then, you could be committed for almost any reason. A husband could commit his wife forContinue reading “History of Mental Health Treatments”

The Polio Epidemic of the Early 20th Century

This is a guest post from Licensed Nurse Practioner and medical history nerd, Sherry Michaels Perry.   In the early 20th century summer was a scary time. Families would isolate themselves in their homes, not allowing their children to play with other children. There would be no public functions and no swimming in an openContinue reading “The Polio Epidemic of the Early 20th Century”

Ancient Dental Quakery

Photo Courtesy of In ancient times it was believed that dental pain was caused by tooth worms that burrowed into your teeth. This was believed until the end of the 17th century. So during the middle ages, people would smear their aching teeth with honey and sit up all night with a pair ofContinue reading “Ancient Dental Quakery”