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A lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek quest through the annals of medical history with three practicing emergency physicians. Expect new episodes every two weeks. Look for us on social media as we fumble our way through this whole experience. For questions or comments either go to our social media pages (links above) or send e-mail to poorhistorianspod@gmail.com.Thank you all for listening!
 
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Though certainly an accomplished physician for the time, the unexpected end to Dr. James' Barry's story is well worth the listen. Once you know what the unexpected detail about Dr. Barry is, it makes this particular physician's story even more compelling than many of the contemporaries of the time.Aaron, Max and Mike による
 
Sure there are many old hospitals. But none are as old as the Hotel Dieu in Paris. We'll look at the history of this landmark and the many trials and tribulations the hospital, and it's medical staff, faced over its more than 1,300 year history.Aaron, Max and Mike による
 
The origin of this familiar outdoor enthusiast tool has a dark and complicated history as a medical instrument. You might not imagine how this device came about. Well now you don't have to wonder about it anymore. This is the history of the chainsaw.Aaron, Max and Mike による
 
In this episode, we visit a few cases of physician involvement in the practice of dueling. Why have a collegial argument when you can grab a few friends and some weapons? Special thanks to historian Dr. Russell Moul (@RussMoul) for his permission to use his article (linked below). Check out his work at the link as well as through his social media. …
 
No, we aren't talking about baby's doing farming child labor! This week's episode is the first of two parts talking about a practice that is thankful no longer done; Baby brokering. It combines medical history with medical true crime. Hope you enjoy! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)…
 
This woman went by many names and chose many different types of poison. But it was all about the money. Listen as we talk about this serial killer from the UK. Music by Dresden the Flamingo, Which Witch? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
AKA the Stockholm Killer of the 1980s. This was was a real shocker!! This week's episode is shared with the podcast Consistently Eccentric, Joe and Em from the UK!! I Hope you enjoy! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
If you want something done right, they say to do it yourself. This is not typically recommended for surgical procedures but when you're stranded in the hostile climate at the bottom of the world, a surgeon's gotta do what a surgeon's gotta do.Aaron, Max and Mike による
 
We tell the story of an Ireland Witch and her associates, including her son. Listen to the special Halloween episode as we tell her tale AND celebrate the podcast's 10,000 download milestone! Thank you all for listening. Hopefully you are learning something new each week. Cheers to another 10K! Music by Dresden the Flamingo, Which Witch? (Full song…
 
You may never have heard of the disease Syndrome K but know that this deadly disease has a happy ending. This week I take you to Italy to tell you the tale! Music by Dresden the Flamingo, I Married Dracula. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
Oh, Curiosity Seekers.... this one is a puzzle. There were many young girls in the Victorian Era that were part of the phenomenon called the Fasting Girls, but one in particular was far above and beyond an enigma. Let me tell you why in this episode. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)…
 
This is the story of a man who came from poor beginnings and managed to become the richest physician in the UK, but only because his patients left him in their wills. Were their deaths untimely? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
Imagine going to the World's Fair to marvel at babies--babies in incubators doing baby stuff. At one point in time this was the only answer to help care for premature infants. Part side show, part unexpectedly decent medicine, Couney's Infantorium paved the way for more modern practices in neonatal care.…
 
In the modern times all physicians go through a residency if they want to practice medicine. It wasn't always this way. Who thought working 28+ straight hours was a good idea? Dr. Halstead and his favorite mind altering substances did.Aaron, Max and Mike による
 
In this episode, we discuss the women that Sophia Jex-Blake met when she came to New England. A group of amazing female physicians that opened hospitals and schools and were trailblazers in their own right, who also happened to like the same sex. Also, talk about some very interesting festivals held in other parts of the world... not for the very c…
 
First female MD in Scotland. She started schools. She fought for female medical education. She was a badass trail blazing woman! She also just so happened to be a lesbian. This episode highlights her amazing life, with a happy ending. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
Today's biography is a passionate woman that did not let the male society dictate her occupational fate! She took a tragedy from a cheating husband to help fuel her desire to make changes for herself and society. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
This is our pilot episode. As one might imagine there are some kinks that we had to work out--mostly technical. Issues with microphones and audio levels are smoothed over in successive episodes (episode 3, for instance). If you want to see where we started, give this episode a listen. If you want to start where the show starts to catch its stride, …
 
In 1865, the last man to be publicly hung in Scotland was Edward Pritchard. Listen to this week's episode to find out why he was deserving of such an honor. I tell this tale to a friend from the UK, Joe from the podcast Consistently Eccentric. Enjoy!! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)…
 
Mom to the Fair-Haired Bastards. The first Chinese physician in California was an amazing woman named Margaret Chung. She was a larger than life character that accomplished a lot in life. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
Special episode with Joe from podcast Consistently Eccentric with a true crime story about the Angel of Death Donald Harvey. Listen as I tell Joe all the creative and not so merciful killings by this unbelievable serial killer. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
You get to be in on the joke for today's April Fool's Day episode where I tell historical fiction stories that I made up to friends. Based on real research that includes boats, Pirates, and the Irish! Hope you enjoy! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
In this episode we talk about two amazing female doctors making their mark in California! California wasn't always the forward thinking state we've come to know. But two women helped to change that. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
1815 Dr. James Barry became a British Army surgeon with many secrets. In this episode we will be expanding on the medical life of this fascinating person. To get an even fuller picture of their life, you are encouraged to check out What's Her Name podcast for the Dr. James Barry episode. Enjoy Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)…
 
Another Microscopic Dissection episode! Today's episode is all about snakes! Do you know where the phrase "snake oil" or "snake oil salesman" came from? This episode I will tell you the story along with some other interesting things about how the snake is related to the medical world! Enjoy! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)…
 
Do you know where the phrase, Mad as a Hatter came from? Did you know that the Hatter from Alice in Wonderland had a real disease? In this episode we dive into a literary favorite character and have fun dissecting him up! In honor of Lewis Carroll, we are launching this episode on this birthday! Enjoy the story! Support the show (https://www.patreo…
 
In this episode I do a little crash course on the 4 humors along with a microscopic bit of history on it. There is something for everyone whether you need a refresher on the topic or could use a little better understanding. Plus, there is a bonus story at the end! Thanks for listening! Please subscribe if you want to hear more! Support the show (ht…
 
This is the story of Linda Hazzard, a self-proclaimed doctor, but the only person in the world that was licensed to do a fasting cure. Step right up, she will take everything you own and cure you to death! Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)The Professional Gypsy による
 
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