Rub Some Dirt In It takes a humorous look into the people, events, folklore, and inventions that shaped medical history. In a field pioneered by some of the greatest minds of all time, some popular ideas and practices... didn't quite cut the medical mustard. This series spotlights some of those practices that time forgot: partially to prevent history from repeating itself, partially to illuminate so-called 'primitive' approaches that actually worked, and wholly to entertain modern practitioners.
Because when all else fails, you can always...
Curious Cases in Care: Can You Guess the Diagnosis?
Hijacking Healthcare: How Fakes, Frauds, & Phonies Were Caught
Where’d the Willies Come From? A Look at Anomalies & Their Nickname Origins
Bad Breath & Booming Business: The History of Halitosis
Looking Back at Going Under: What Our Ancestors Did Before Anesthesia
When Wombs Wandered: A Look Back at Plato’s Theory
The Trouble with Trepanning, the Oldest Surviving Surgical Practice
Leeches’ Sucky Role in Medicine Throughout History
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide...Say That 10 Times Fast
Gout: The Famous Figures in History Who Have Suffered
Bile, Phlegm, & Blood: Restoring Balance Through Bloodletting
Quack Went the Doc: The Origins of Snake Oil Salesmen in Medicine
Dominique-Jean Larrey: History's First Medical MacGyver