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history of medicine

Conflict between alternative medicine and medical sciences stretches back to the 19th century

Unorthodox healers recommended ‘morally correct’ remedies such as less sex or eliminating certain foods from the diet, while the medical establishment prescribed mercury and narcotics.

The history of anti-rheumatic medicines is one of hope and disaster

For decades, a lack of safe and efficient treatment meant that rheumatologists and their patients were caught between a devastating disease and harmful medicines. A new PhD investigates the history of the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Chronic fatigue syndrome across time?

People suffered from chronic fatigue as early as the 1800s, but people didn't call it that. Instead, it was known as neurasthenia.