Antibodies attacking a virus.

Could There Be a ‘Silver Bullet’ Therapy for Ebola?

Monoclonal antibodies may be the key to treating the deadly Ebola virus. 
Men and women drinking beer at a pre-prohibition bar in Raceland, Louisiana, September 1938.

The Darker Side of Prohibition

During Prohibition, industrial-grade alcohol cost hundreds of American lives. The Coolidge administration encouraged its circulation.
Boston City Hospital operating theater, circa 1890, by A. H. Folsom (d. 1926) of Roxbury

Inside the Operating Theater: Early Surgery as Spectacle

Director Steven Soderbergh’s historical drama series, The Knick, brings viewers inside a New York City hospital’s operating room ...
Mandarin orange

Ignoring the Cure for Scurvy

It may have altered the outcome of the Revolutionary War.

Cuba’s Medical Revolution

What can other countries learn from medical advances in Cuba.

The Power of Placebo

Why - and when - is placebo effective?
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Blood transfusion - 17th century (?)
"Anthropographia" (?) showing blood transfusion between man and sheep; ascribed to J. G. Riva (fl 1618) author of 'De triplici infusionis sanguinis experimento'
Iconographic Collections

First Blood Transfusion: A History

The world’s first experiments with blood transfusion occurred in the mid-1660s in England. The procedure, carried out between dogs, was gruesome.

Horseshoe Crabs: Humans’ Surprising Health Ally

It turns out that Atlantic horseshoe crabs are vital to our health.

The Culture of Tuberculosis

When perusing the biographies of artists, you'll notice that a large number of them had tuberculosis.

The Origin of Quarantine

The origin of quarantine in public health