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Through the Darkness [Reading] ➿ Through the Darkness Author Monica-Maria Stapelberg – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The fascinating history of medicine in Europe is filled with curious often bizarre strange and gruesome cures enthusiastically espoused by physicians and other medical practitioners of the times Repul The fascinating history of medicine in Europe is filled with curious often bizarre strange and gruesome cures enthusiastically espoused by physicians and other medical practitioners of the times Repulsive and disgusting examples of ‘medications’ often dominated treatment directives and many proposed cures were all but useless highly dangerous and even lethal This book explores compelling and at times shocking facts offering select glimpses into the journey of Western medicine ‘Through the Darkness’ Guaranteed to astound interest and occasionally make one shudder Through the Epub / at what constituted orthodox therapeutic observances of the past the author highlights diverse medical practices as well as dreaded diseases Ever mindful of not lapsing into what historians have called ‘the enormous condescension of posterity’ the book serves as an exposition on the 'growing pains' of a field born of supposition and reared in a milieu of theocracy and superstition before finally emerging as the modern science of medicine we know today.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 363 pages
  • Through the Darkness
  • Monica-Maria Stapelberg
  • English
  • 15 April 2016

3 thoughts on “Through the Darkness

  1. Sue Sue says:

    A history of of medicine in Europe very well researched and covering the bizarre medical practices and beliefs that were the precursor of modern medicine Some snippets of information as examples I knew about the custom of bleeding with leeches or otherwise I knew about the practice of body snatching to provide medical schools with subjects for dissection But I didn't know that human and animal faeces and urine were used in medical treatments and compounds not only for external application but to take internally as well Or that people would crowd and jostle around executioners' blocks to obtain fresh body parts to help with various ailments or fresh blood for the treatment of epilepsy Apparently particularly prized was the blood of royalty hence the frantic scramble of the crowd to obtain drops or even small smears of Charles II's blood when he was executed Or that human skulls were especially prized for various medical purposes being ground up to powder for various medications Those with moss growing on them were especially expensive because of the healing properties of the skull moss itselfChapters on childbirth and women's health were intriguing too For example I didn't know that it wasn't until 1930 the medical profession made a connection between menstruation and ovulationThere were also many intriguing details in chapters on epidemics such as the Black Death leprosy and syphilis And I hadn't known it was centuries before people knew how to tell if someone was actually dead cases of being buried alive or almost buried alive were freuent leading to 'hospitals for the dead' across Europe but common in Germany where bodies were left for several days to ensure they were actually dead with bells or other signalling devices attached so any movement would be detected And certain German mortuaries used signalling devices as late as the 1940sThese are just a very few examples of the information to be gleaned from reading Monica Maria Stapelberg's book If I have one complaint it's that tighter editing is needed occasional misspellings jarred and there was some repetition of information or even text copy in a few places no doubt because of the 'overlapping' of facts related to the different sections of the bookHowever I'd recommend this book as well worth reading all the same Though not perfect the writing style flows well and is an easy read The book also contains a wealth of information that has been meticulously researched

  2. MR S PUGSLEY MR S PUGSLEY says:

    Very well researchedVaried examples of medical history spanning 1000's of years While no one book can distill the entire history of medicine and medical procedures since the likes of Hippocrates and Pliny et al started writing about it this book is a very interesting and informative starting point

  3. Jenny Jenny says:

    A thorough history of MedicineThis was well written and easily understood but I found that there were an astounding amount of footnotes over 1000 and surely some of these could be incorporated into the body of the text If I checked out the footnotes it was distracting to the flow of the text Some were references to the source books but some were ‘side stories’

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3 thoughts on “Through the Darkness

  1. Sue Sue says:

    A history of of medicine in Europe very well researched and covering the bizarre medical practices and beliefs that were the precursor of modern medicine Some snippets of information as examples I knew about the custom of bleeding with leeches or otherwise I knew about the practice of body snatching to provide medical schools with subjects for dissection But I didn't know that human and animal faeces and urine were used in medical treatments and compounds not only for external application but to take internally as well Or that people would crowd and jostle around executioners' blocks to obtain fresh body parts to help with various ailments or fresh blood for the treatment of epilepsy Apparently particularly prized was the blood of royalty hence the frantic scramble of the crowd to obtain drops or even small smears of Charles II's blood when he was executed Or that human skulls were especially prized for various medical purposes being ground up to powder for various medications Those with moss growing on them were especially expensive because of the healing properties of the skull moss itselfChapters on childbirth and women's health were intriguing too For example I didn't know that it wasn't until 1930 the medical profession made a connection between menstruation and ovulationThere were also many intriguing details in chapters on epidemics such as the Black Death leprosy and syphilis And I hadn't known it was centuries before people knew how to tell if someone was actually dead cases of being buried alive or almost buried alive were freuent leading to 'hospitals for the dead' across Europe but common in Germany where bodies were left for several days to ensure they were actually dead with bells or other signalling devices attached so any movement would be detected And certain German mortuaries used signalling devices as late as the 1940sThese are just a very few examples of the information to be gleaned from reading Monica Maria Stapelberg's book If I have one complaint it's that tighter editing is needed occasional misspellings jarred and there was some repetition of information or even text copy in a few places no doubt because of the 'overlapping' of facts related to the different sections of the bookHowever I'd recommend this book as well worth reading all the same Though not perfect the writing style flows well and is an easy read The book also contains a wealth of information that has been meticulously researched

  2. MR S PUGSLEY MR S PUGSLEY says:

    Very well researchedVaried examples of medical history spanning 1000's of years While no one book can distill the entire history of medicine and medical procedures since the likes of Hippocrates and Pliny et al started writing about it this book is a very interesting and informative starting point

  3. Jenny Jenny says:

    A thorough history of MedicineThis was well written and easily understood but I found that there were an astounding amount of footnotes over 1000 and surely some of these could be incorporated into the body of the text If I checked out the footnotes it was distracting to the flow of the text Some were references to the source books but some were ‘side stories’

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