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6 09, 2017

History of medicine

By |2018-04-18T18:18:03-07:00September 6th, 2017|Science|0 Comments

Chinese drawing of the organs (about 1200) There are really three branches of medicine in antiquity and through the Middle Ages. One of these might be called "doctor medicine," or "scientific medicine." Doctors try to observe sicknesses and look for logical patterns. They figure out how the human body works, and from there figure [...]

5 08, 2017

Depression in Europe – 1930s

By |2019-04-02T05:13:45-07:00August 5th, 2017|Modern Europe|0 Comments

Germany during the Depression Why was Europe suddenly poor? After World War I, Europe was much poorer than it had been before the war. Many men had been killed in the war, and many houses and factories had been ruined. What was World War I? Europe and Colonization An economic crisis Then in [...]

27 07, 2017

Maimonides – a Jewish doctor in medieval Cairo

By |2019-05-21T11:54:39-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam, Science|0 Comments

Saladin's castle in Cairo, where Maimonides worked Maimonides and health care In the 1100s AD, when Maimonides wrote his book about medicine, doctors didn't have very many medicines or medical treatments that worked. The Guide for the Perplexed Medieval Islamic medicine Most of the things they tried just made people even worse. Maimonides was smart enough to realize [...]