Tag: History of Medicine

Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

by on November 29, 2018 1:30 pm
Lane gratefully received Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World as a gift of the author, Dr. Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University. “In this book, Londa Schiebinger examines medicine and human experimentation in the Atlantic World, exploring the circulation of people,… Read more Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

The Gland Illusion: Early Attempts at Rejuvenation Through Male Hormone Therapy

by on February 27, 2018 9:52 am
Lane appreciatively received The Gland Illusion: Early Attempts at Rejuvenation Through Male Hormone Therapy as a gift from the author, John B. Nanninga. Testosterone and estrogen treatments are common today but centuries ago the discovery of sex gland secretions led both physicians and the public to believe they had found the secret to bodily rejuvenation. This book explores… Read more The Gland Illusion: Early Attempts at Rejuvenation Through Male Hormone Therapy