Tag: Medicine

The Surprising (and Weird) History of Dental Implants

When you think of dental implants, a couple of things may come to mind: your grandparents dentures and Flava Flav’s shiny grill. Although you...

Joseph von Fraunhofer ─ The Father of the Spectrometer

Joseph von Fraunhofer: The Father of the Spectrometer (Guest Post) To the average layperson, that title wouldn’t seem particularly important, but the average layperson would...

The Doctor of Death ─ Joseph Guillotin

Joseph Guillotin Since the creation of medicine, there have been many medical professionals who have used their knowledge and experience for good and some for...

Roentgen and Curie’s Contribution to Radiotherapy

Roentgen and Curie's Contribution to Radiotherapy When German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen first discovered the X-ray in 1895, he probably didn't know his discovery would eventually...

History of Malaria

I have found that my favorite part of school is trying to turn every class paper or essay into a history lesson. I've struck...

Polio: A Disease of Historical Proportions

I was given the following subject to cover in my Biology class: What is polio? What is the cause of this disease? How widespread was/is...