Fernet Branca advertisement from the Almanacco del Fanfulla, 1875. Courtesy of Collezione Branca.

Amaro

Drinking Bitterness for Health and Pleasure This article is part of REMEDIA‘s Charismatic Substances series by Rachel E. Black The word ‘bitter’ has decidedly negative connotations; it tells of an unpleasant experience, a lingering memory perhaps, or a bad feeling. Bitterness is first

Fernet Branca advertisement from the Almanacco del Fanfulla, 1875. Courtesy of Collezione Branca.

Amaro

Drinking Bitterness for Health and Pleasure This article is part of REMEDIA‘s Charismatic Substances series by Rachel E. Black The word ‘bitter’ has decidedly negative connotations; it tells of an unpleasant experience, a lingering memory perhaps, or a bad feeling. Bitterness is first

meat

Meat

This article is part of REMEDIA‘s Charismatic Substances series by Josh Berson Humanity is eating more meat. Between 1960 and 2010 meat consumption in the developing world more than doubled per capita. Total demand for meat could double again between 2010 and 2050,

meat

Meat

This article is part of REMEDIA‘s Charismatic Substances series by Josh Berson Humanity is eating more meat. Between 1960 and 2010 meat consumption in the developing world more than doubled per capita. Total demand for meat could double again between 2010 and 2050,

plastic clay

Clay

I took a piece of plastic clay, and idly fashioned it one day… This article is part of REMEDIA‘s Charismatic Substances series by Marc Higgin The aim of this post isn’t to add to the already overwhelming evidence for clay as an important

plastic clay

Clay

I took a piece of plastic clay, and idly fashioned it one day… This article is part of REMEDIA‘s Charismatic Substances series by Marc Higgin The aim of this post isn’t to add to the already overwhelming evidence for clay as an important

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Cinchona

Cinchona, Medicine and World History, 1760–1820 This article is part of REMEDIA‘s Charismatic Substances series by Stefanie Gänger Cinchona is the bark from a species of the homonymous genus, an evergreen tree that has its natural habitat on the eastern slopes of

Cinchona officinalis

Cinchona

Cinchona, Medicine and World History, 1760–1820 This article is part of REMEDIA‘s Charismatic Substances series by Stefanie Gänger Cinchona is the bark from a species of the homonymous genus, an evergreen tree that has its natural habitat on the eastern slopes of

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Charismatic Substances

“Charismatic Substances” is a series of contributions to REMEDIA by participants from a workshop of the same name which took place at the Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies, part of the University of Cologne, in May 2015. The purpose of these pieces is to

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Charismatic Substances

“Charismatic Substances” is a series of contributions to REMEDIA by participants from a workshop of the same name which took place at the Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies, part of the University of Cologne, in May 2015. The purpose of these pieces is to

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Some Thoughts on the Role of Animals in Medicine

By Stephanie Eichberg In 2012, a book appeared on the shelves of popular science that (re)acquainted the public with a medical revelation; namely that animals share with humans a wide range of acute and chronic diseases as well as psychological disorders,

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Some Thoughts on the Role of Animals in Medicine

By Stephanie Eichberg In 2012, a book appeared on the shelves of popular science that (re)acquainted the public with a medical revelation; namely that animals share with humans a wide range of acute and chronic diseases as well as psychological disorders,

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Medieval Miracles and Occupational Health

by Iona McCleery In the Wellcome Library in London there is a very fine fifteenth-century manuscript of the Revelations of St John, the last book in the Bible. The manuscript also contains three hundred illustrations and over a hundred religious

Iona 3

Medieval Miracles and Occupational Health

by Iona McCleery In the Wellcome Library in London there is a very fine fifteenth-century manuscript of the Revelations of St John, the last book in the Bible. The manuscript also contains three hundred illustrations and over a hundred religious