Hysteria was known as the ‘widow’s disease’ as it was thought that women also had semen and that if it wasn’t released through sex it would turn venomous inside their wombs and poison them. Treatments for female hysteria included the vibrator, pelvic massage, blasting a woman on her abdomen with jets of water, and smelling salts.
Smallpox, the world’s only eradicated disease, or is it?
Join hosts Colleen and Philippa as they delve into the history of blood transfusions this week.
Ebola Virus Disease conjures images of eyes leaking blood, people in HAZMAT suits and a body count that has governments…
For most of us the worst thing about going on holiday is worrying about getting lost, or running out of money, but for some who suffer from a travel syndrome, holiday anxiety is take to a whole new level. Join Colleen and Philippa as they discuss Paris Syndrome, Stendhal Syndrome, and Jerusalem Syndrome.
Join hosts Colleen and Philippa as they examine some the the medical treatments from days gone by.
Gonorrhea is on the rise and has become a super bug. Join Colleen and Philippa as they uncover the clap.
This week Colleen and Philippa dive into the world of parasites, four parasites in particular, tapeworm, asacaris, bot fly and hook worm.
This episode learn all about rabies, including what the symptoms are, treatments through the ages, the Milwaukee Protocol, and more as Colleen and Philippa delve into this fascinating subject.
Hosts Colleen and Philippa are back after a short break and in this episode they talk about the unusual and curious history of the lobotomy.