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Akhenaten: The Egyptian Sun King | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and writer based in Leeds, UK. Temple to Aten at Akhetaten, modern-day Armana Egyptian Civilization Ancient Egypt, the land of pharaohs, was a grand civilization. The civilisation of the pharaohs developed a...

“Mysteries of the People” (1848): Eugene Sue’s Epic Socialist Novel

By Stephen Basdeo In 1848 the master of the “mysteries” novels, Eugene Sue, began the weekly serialisation of a new novel: Mysteries of the People. It was a chronicle of a proletarian family, and their descendants, who participated in all...

Parachuting Perspectives

Every day this summer, I have seen relatively large groups of tourists right next door at Hamilton Hall, and heard their tour guides telling them stories—the same old stories every day, which of course are new to these tourists, but not so to me....
From: streets of salem on 8 Aug 2019

Codfish Aristocracy

Growing up in York, Maine, my focus was increasingly over the river and out of state once I hit my teens, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a larger town with a mall, movie theaters, downtown shops, and lots and lots of restaurants. As I’ve said before,...
From: streets of salem on 2 Apr 2019

Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life

Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life by Albert Louis Zambone (Westholme Publishing, 2018) Few figures in the American Revolution contributed more towards victory over Great... The post Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life appeared first on Journal of the...

Commercial break

Just a quick update on a few exciting developments. My new book The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth will be on sale very soon. It’s a collection of my favourite medical curiosities, including some of the hilarious, bizarre or otherwise notable...
From: Thomas Morris on 10 Oct 2018

What might have been: a Salem Tragedy

Things become crystal clear when you find yourself in a parallel universe and are able to discern what your universe lacks. Almost exactly a year ago, the Peabody Essex Museum notified researchers that the temporary Phillips Library location in Peabody...
From: streets of salem on 29 Aug 2018

Asleep while she gave birth

Things have been rather quiet on this blog in recent weeks, so apologies if you’ve been missing your regular fix of wince-inducing medical history. I’ve been busy working on a book which will be published in a few months’ time. ...
From: Thomas Morris on 9 Apr 2018

Great Wars and Ghosts

Despite my dislike for Haunted Happenings, I have to admit that the range of offerings is much more diverse and engaging than a decade or so ago, as nonprofits in Salem have entered the fray in a big way. A good example: on this Friday, Peter Manseau,...
From: streets of salem on 17 Oct 2017

Not getting his hands dirty

If you haven’t been watching the BBC2 comedy Quacks, you’re missing a treat. It’s set in the world of mid-Victorian medicine, an era when the discipline was beginning its dramatic metamorphosis into a rigorous science. Anaesthesia had...
From: Thomas Morris on 3 Sep 2017

A receipt for making a rupture

In the 1820s the British physician John Cheyne made a special study of the numerous ways in which soldiers tried to get themselves invalided out of service. Cheyne is best known today as one of the first to identify Cheyne-Stokes respiration, a pattern...
From: Thomas Morris on 26 Jul 2017

Robot hearts

The horrors of nineteenth-century medicine will return to this blog tomorrow, but here’s a brief intermezzo: The Guardian recently printed a long extract from The Matter of the Heart, my new book about the history of heart surgery. It’s...
From: Thomas Morris on 18 Jun 2017

Publication day!

A brief diversion from normal service on this blog for a gratuitous advertisement: today is publication day for my book The Matter of the Heart, the culmination of two years’ work. As well as spending innumerable hours in libraries reading...
From: Thomas Morris on 1 Jun 2017

A festive night in a Victorian emergency department

Christmas is always a difficult time of year for practitioners of emergency medicine. In the UK, accident and emergency departments brace themselves for a flood of injuries caused by alcohol; most years there will be at least one newspaper article about...
From: Thomas Morris on 26 Dec 2016

Sheathed in a pig’s gut

In 1870 a Dr John P. Gray, of Utica, told this strange and rather sad little tale to a meeting of the New York State Medical Society, about a patient he had recently encountered. The case was then reported in The Medical Record: The individual was a native...
From: Thomas Morris on 5 Oct 2016

She needs a finger

On July 26th 1911 The Los Angeles Times carried what must be the most extraordinary classified ad in its history. The editor realised he had a story on his hands, promptly despatched reporters to find out more, and promoted the advertisement...
From: Thomas Morris on 4 Sep 2016

A case for Dr Bell

When I first read this case I found myself thinking that it would not be out of place in a Sherlock Holmes story. Happily this is no coincidence – Holmes’s creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is very likely to have been familiar with it. It first...
From: Thomas Morris on 16 Jun 2016

A rotten trick

Here’s a cracking ‘news in brief’ item from an 1851 edition of The Lancet: A few days back a curious case occurred at a roadside inn, known by the name of the “Rummer”, a few miles from Norwich. Stoke Cross, to be precise....
From: Thomas Morris on 9 May 2016

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