Safety coffins designs were mostly created during the 18th and 19th centuries, when the fear of being buried alive was quite common, due to numerous epidemics and popular fiction.
This week’s comic was inspired by the first episode of
Lore, “They Made a Tonic.”
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30 October 2019 9 November 2019
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A short-lived, yet fantastic cure. Find out more about it in the original
from 1896, or The New York Times article this piece in . The Syndey Morning Herald Like this: Like Loading...
23 October 2019
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Bloodletting used to be one of the most popular medical practices, as it was supposed to bring the balance between the four humors inside the human body and thus treat all ailments, from rashes to tuberculosis. Check out this
SciShow video to see what role leeches played in the whole process. Like this: Like Loading...