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Three modern emergency physicians take a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek quest through various stories in medical history. New episodes every two weeks. For questions or comments, check us out on social media or stop by our website where merchandise is available for fans of the show (info below).Website + Merch Store: https://www.poorhistorianspod.comTikTok: poorhistorianspodInstagram & Facebook: @poorhistorianspodTwitter: @poor_historians
 
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This week's episode features a dig through an interesting article from the British Medical Journal with a proposed medical diagnosis for King George III--you know the one who was supposedly "mad". It turns out that while he was presiding over the monarchy during the American Revolution and issues with Napoleon, he may have been struggling with quit…
 
Join us for some comedic relief as we make a whole lot of fun of Dr. Ecoli, aka the unhygienic doctor that has traveled the world hurting people. We are joined by Joe from the podcast Consistently Eccentric. Enjoy! The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that... Listen on: Apple P…
 
Rarkinson's Disease is still around but it its disease that has long roots. We talk about the disease and about Lewy Bodies dementia and what it must have been like for Robin Williams in the end. Hope you learn something new. The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that... Listen …
 
In this super-exciting special episode the Poor Historians interview author Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris about her new book, The Facemaker. The Facemaker centers on the incredible achievements of Dr. Harold Gillies, a plastic surgeon in WWI who not only helped restore the identities of injured soldiers with severe facial injuries, but developed a multitu…
 
Did you know there were soooo many different fevers a person can get? I sure didn't. Join us to learn about a few more fevers. The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that... Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify All The Things Exploring topics like fitness, wellness, business and mor…
 
Dr. Joseph Lister revolutionized the practice of medicine. He used the scientific method to make medicine and surgery safer. Set against a backdrop of Victorian-era surgical practice, as grim as that was, is this overview of Dr. Lister's triumphant career as a good guy in the annals of science and medical history. The Butchering Art, by Dr. Lindsey…
 
Every so often we let Mike choose topics without supervision. This episode is an example of this. We started with an examination of a famous case of early colorectal surgery and found ourselves in the bowels of the annals of medical history.بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
This episode reveals how long mental health care has come over the centuries. Part asylum, part zoo, Bedlam Hospitals history is a fascinating story about a famous institution carrying a name that came to be synonymous with the idea of chaos itself. Much of the source material for this episode comes from articles written by Dr. Jonathan Andrews at …
 
In this episode we'll discuss the various uses of mercury--yes, the liquidy metal that your parents told you not to touch--as a medicine. It was used for colic in babies as well as to treat syphilis in adults. It didn't work for either but, hey, it did produce something called "Mad Hatter" syndrome. One of our most popular characters will make a re…
 
This story is about a politically driven serial killer from Iraq. Join me as I tell the tale to two guests, one of which is Joe from the podcast Consistently Eccentric. Enjoy! The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that... Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the show…
 
This week we continue with the Fever series with Fevers that can cross over from the animal world! Hope you enjoy! The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that... Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify All The Things Exploring topics like fitness, wellness, business and more every week…
 
Her name is synonymous with excellence in nursing for good reason. Here we'll talk about one of the most famous nurses ever to take up the charge of giving good practical advice to doctors who did their best to ignore it much to the detriment of their patients. She was well before her time.بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
This week we are stepping back from serial killers to bring you a one off murder, or is it? We are joined by our friend, Joe from Consistently Eccentric from the UK. Hope you enjoy! The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that... Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify All The Things Ex…
 
A list of amazing women that invented something medicalish related. We have quite the list of women! Hope you enjoy! It is rated e because I through in a couple of bad words. The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that... Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify All The Things Exploring…
 
The feature of this episode is a remarkable survival story, one which occured within the past 30 years. The other side of this coin is a discussion of the awful origins of much of the research on hypothermia and survival through nazi "experiments" (torture) during WWII.بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
In this episode we go way down South to find a serial killer doctor with her (yes a female), very own murder squad. This one is way too close to current to be comfortable! A serial killer female doctor just wanted to free up some beds. Over 300 of them. The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life peopl…
 
We are back!! So sorry to have kept you waiting. This episode has some commentary in the beginning you can skip through and jump right into the Valley Fever content if you want around the 15min mark. Then we talk about Valley Fever and its history.. More fascinating that I first realized. By the say, I accidentally cuss in the first 15 mins which i…
 
Marie Curie and her husband discovered radium and radioactivity in 1898. Soon thereafter everything has radium in it, from beauty products to glow in the dark timepieces. Who would have thought there was a tragic price to be paid for all that "healthy glow?"بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
There have certainly been many things tried over the ages in the name of medicine. At some point, there was a person who thought, "Have we considered putting all these corpses to use?" Believe it or not, for a long period of time, across many cultures, using the dead to make medicines was commonplace. We'll explore the various approaches to common …
 
You might not think a potentially life threatening childhood disease, sled dogs, early vaccination research, and emergency neck surgery have anything in common, but you'd be wrong. Diphtheria is a legitimately scary illness we no longer see today. You may have heard about it from your days playing Oregon Trail, but the real story of this illness an…
 
We'll keep the drawn out "Arrrr's " to a minimum. Let's take a look at pirates and medicine. Quite surprisingly they had some progressive ideas when it came to taking care of the ill. We'll talk about early experiments to discover the cause of scurvy, pirate healthcare plans (no, really), and why you should eat oatmeal only on Tuesdays. Bonus: Max …
 
Though certainly an accomplished physician for the time, the unexpected end to Dr. James' Barry's story is well worth the listen. Once you know what the unexpected detail about Dr. Barry is, it makes this particular physician's story even more compelling than many of the contemporaries of the time.بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
Sure there are many old hospitals. But none are as old as the Hotel Dieu in Paris. We'll look at the history of this landmark and the many trials and tribulations the hospital, and it's medical staff, faced over its more than 1,300 year history.بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
The origin of this familiar outdoor enthusiast tool has a dark and complicated history as a medical instrument. You might not imagine how this device came about. Well now you don't have to wonder about it anymore. This is the history of the chainsaw.بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
In this episode we continue the tales of monasteries baby farmers from the Victorian era! Those babies did not stand a chance to those greedy women, and one man! Listener /discretion is advised. The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that... Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Supp…
 
In this episode, we visit a few cases of physician involvement in the practice of dueling. Why have a collegial argument when you can grab a few friends and some weapons? Special thanks to historian Dr. Russell Moul (@RussMoul) for his permission to use his article (linked below). Check out his work at the link as well as through his social media. …
 
No, we aren't talking about baby's doing farming child labor! This week's episode is the first of two parts talking about a practice that is thankful no longer done; Baby brokering. It combines medical history with medical true crime. Hope you enjoy! The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people a…
 
This woman went by many names and chose many different types of poison. But it was all about the money. Listen as we talk about this serial killer from the UK. Music by Dresden the Flamingo, Which Witch? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)بقلم The Professional Gypsy
 
AKA the Stockholm Killer of the 1980s. This was was a real shocker!! This week's episode is shared with the podcast Consistently Eccentric, Joe and Em from the UK!! I Hope you enjoy! The Wild West Extravaganza True tales from the wild and woolly west covering the real life people and events that... Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify All The Things E…
 
If you want something done right, they say to do it yourself. This is not typically recommended for surgical procedures but when you're stranded in the hostile climate at the bottom of the world, a surgeon's gotta do what a surgeon's gotta do.بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
We tell the story of an Ireland Witch and her associates, including her son. Listen to the special Halloween episode as we tell her tale AND celebrate the podcast's 10,000 download milestone! Thank you all for listening. Hopefully you are learning something new each week. Cheers to another 10K! Music by Dresden the Flamingo, Which Witch? (Full song…
 
You may never have heard of the disease Syndrome K but know that this deadly disease has a happy ending. This week I take you to Italy to tell you the tale! Music by Dresden the Flamingo, I Married Dracula. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)بقلم The Professional Gypsy
 
Let's explore the seedy side of one of the most important courses in medical school and medical history for that matter. Who would have imagined body theft had such a dark backstory? Probably everyone.بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
Oh, Curiosity Seekers.... this one is a puzzle. There were many young girls in the Victorian Era that were part of the phenomenon called the Fasting Girls, but one in particular was far above and beyond an enigma. Let me tell you why in this episode. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)…
 
This is the story of a man who came from poor beginnings and managed to become the richest physician in the UK, but only because his patients left him in their wills. Were their deaths untimely? Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)بقلم The Professional Gypsy
 
Imagine going to the World's Fair to marvel at babies--babies in incubators doing baby stuff. At one point in time this was the only answer to help care for premature infants. Part side show, part unexpectedly decent medicine, Couney's Infantorium paved the way for more modern practices in neonatal care.…
 
In the modern times all physicians go through a residency if they want to practice medicine. It wasn't always this way. Who thought working 28+ straight hours was a good idea? Dr. Halstead and his favorite mind altering substances did.بقلم Aaron, Max and Mike
 
In this episode, we discuss the women that Sophia Jex-Blake met when she came to New England. A group of amazing female physicians that opened hospitals and schools and were trailblazers in their own right, who also happened to like the same sex. Also, talk about some very interesting festivals held in other parts of the world... not for the very c…
 
First female MD in Scotland. She started schools. She fought for female medical education. She was a badass trail blazing woman! She also just so happened to be a lesbian. This episode highlights her amazing life, with a happy ending. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)بقلم The Professional Gypsy
 
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