Category Archives: Nature

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,

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,

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

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

Britain’s Sonic Therapy: listening to birdsong during and after the First World War

by Michael Guida It was a quarter to eleven in the evening on Monday 19th of May 1924 when the pacey dance music of the BBC’s Savoy Orchestra was interrupted on the wireless by a duet between a human and

Britain’s Sonic Therapy: listening to birdsong during and after the First World War

by Michael Guida It was a quarter to eleven in the evening on Monday 19th of May 1924 when the pacey dance music of the BBC’s Savoy Orchestra was interrupted on the wireless by a duet between a human and

Naturopaths, Medicine, and the Creation of T.R. Allinson’s Health Food Empire, 1880-1920

By Julie Barzilay Alongside their evolving commentary on universities and professions, the U.S. News & World Report recently released a ranking of the “Top 35 Diets,” with input from 22 health experts. In first place was the “DASH Diet” –

Naturopaths, Medicine, and the Creation of T.R. Allinson’s Health Food Empire, 1880-1920

By Julie Barzilay Alongside their evolving commentary on universities and professions, the U.S. News & World Report recently released a ranking of the “Top 35 Diets,” with input from 22 health experts. In first place was the “DASH Diet” –

Putting Nature in its Place

By Andrew Inkpen If natural preserves are not made, how will the next generation be best grounded in the general principles of the science? Charles C. Adams, 1913, Guide to the Study of Animal Ecology In field biology, a central

Putting Nature in its Place

By Andrew Inkpen If natural preserves are not made, how will the next generation be best grounded in the general principles of the science? Charles C. Adams, 1913, Guide to the Study of Animal Ecology In field biology, a central

On the Trail of Medicines at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

By Gwenda Kyd  Cambridge University Botanic Garden was developed by John Stevens Henslow, mentor of Charles Darwin, and opened to the public in 1846. Many of the plants it contains have traditional uses as medicines, foods, dyes or materials for

On the Trail of Medicines at Cambridge University Botanic Garden

By Gwenda Kyd  Cambridge University Botanic Garden was developed by John Stevens Henslow, mentor of Charles Darwin, and opened to the public in 1846. Many of the plants it contains have traditional uses as medicines, foods, dyes or materials for

High Dilution, Homeopathy, and the Purpose of the Scientific Journal

By Melinda Baldwin On June 30, 1988, readers of the British scientific journal Nature opened their issues to find a lead editorial titled, “When to believe the unbelievable.” The editorial’s sub-headline was even more provocative: “An article in this week’s

High Dilution, Homeopathy, and the Purpose of the Scientific Journal

By Melinda Baldwin On June 30, 1988, readers of the British scientific journal Nature opened their issues to find a lead editorial titled, “When to believe the unbelievable.” The editorial’s sub-headline was even more provocative: “An article in this week’s