The legendary Russian who prevented Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, was also a medical marvel, treated with methods that precipitated modern neurosurgery.
These haunting and fascinating 19th century medical paintings stemmed from the collaboration of a Western doctor and a Chinese painter.
You’d think topical drugs these days would be created from new-fangled synthetics you can’t pronounce. Well, how about a wool fat ointment?
Ever wonder how those air-activated self-heating heat packs work? Here’s the chemistry involved, and a bit of history, too.