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Dissecting Medical History

Author: The Professional Gypsy

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A weekly mental vacation from life's worries by providing story-time formatted discussions on fascinating history events and biographies in a fun and critically thinking way with a nurse and sometimes other history enthusiasts.
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Annoucement

Annoucement

2021-03-0401:20

What happened to me this week?  No episode?  I'll explain.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
This episode honors Black History Month and a couple of amazing nurses that paved the way for others.  Join me as I tell you their stories!Happy Listening!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
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.  EnjoySupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
The Rattlesnake King

The Rattlesnake King

2021-02-1117:04

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)
Community Poisonings

Community Poisonings

2021-02-0430:30

In this episode, we discuss 3 different communities that were impacted by poison.  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.patreon.com/Dissecting)
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 (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
Philly Plague of 1793

Philly Plague of 1793

2021-01-1457:19

Yellow fever was not new to the newly formed America, but in 1793 it really crippled the city in a way that was not too unfamiliar to 2020.   Join me as I tell you the story.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
Starvation Doctor

Starvation Doctor

2021-01-0701:14:10

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)
Let's Get Mental!

Let's Get Mental!

2020-12-3101:14:55

This week's episode is a two parter with a personal story in the beginning.  We start off with some mental health history, including some insight to some asylums.  Then we finish off with a story about a lesser known Kennedy who ended up getting a secret lobotomy.  If you want to jump right into the Kennedy story, it starts at 41:15.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
Did you know that there is mystery surrounding the death of the late great Edgar Allan Poe?  His death was as psychologically thrilling as his writings!  We discuss the theories that may had led to his demise.   And at the end, I give a little taste of famous poem, The Raven.Let's get this story started!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
 An investigative reporter by the name of Nellie Bly, went undercover into one of New York's notorous mental asylums back in 1887.  Join me as we talk about her reporting and her life.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
This is the story of Peggy Utinsky was a volunteer nurse in WWII, who started the Miss U underground network to keep the "Yanks" alive!  Caution: there is some graphic details.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
Hey Curiousity Seekers!  In this episode, we discuss a collection of rare disorders that you probably have never heard about!  Jumping Frenchmen of Maine, maple syrup urine disease, and Gulf War Syndrome, to name a few...  Thanks for listening!  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
There is more to the Kellogg Brothers than Corn Flakes.  Let me tell you about it...Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
Ever wonder where Mary Shelley got the inspiration to write the very first sci-fi masterpiece?  This is the tale of not only Mary Shelley's life, but the inspiration leading up to the book and the inspiration her character Victor Frankenstein was influenced by. You don't need to have read the book to follow along with this one, but if you do want to read it first, there is a free copy on Amazon for kindle.  It takes about three hours to read and is well worth it because it is good!  I recommend the 1831 revision. also, there is always the library.Hope you enjoy!  If you do, please subscribe!  If you have anything to add to the discussion you can find a post on Instagram under Dissecting Medical History.   I'd love to hear your thoughts about the topic.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
Two short stories about resurrectionists for listening pleasure in a new edition to the podcast called Microscopic Dissection.  The first story is about a young woman accused of murdering a newborn baby.  The second story is about two couples that found how lucrative the body snatching business could be.  Hope you enjoy.  Follow on Instagram or DissectingMedicalHistory.com for pictures.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
Sleeping Sickness Pandemic

Sleeping Sickness Pandemic

2020-11-0401:22:00

Did you know that around the time of the Spanish Flu, another pandemic was sweeping across the world?  This mysterious malady may have been gone within a decade, but for those that survived it, it would be literally on their minds long after the acute stage was over for the rest of their lives.This episode goes into the history of Encephalitis Lethargica, aka, Sleeping Sickness from the time it started in 1916 and discusses the acute and chronic stages of the disease.   Also, discussed is the treatment given to patients after having lived with the debilitating disorder for decades.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
Aztec Life

Aztec Life

2020-10-1501:15:44

When you think of Aztecs, what comes to mind?  Did you know they had one of the largest cities in the world during their peak?  Did you know they had knowledge of hundreds of botanicals and were well educated in medicinal and practical uses for plants and herbs?    We will talk about the everyday life of an Aztec citizen as well as their sacrificing rituals.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
This is the story of the almost famous (during his lifetime), Ignaz Semmelweis.  A hand washing crusader who just wanted to save the lives of mothers everywhere.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)
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