Historic Hospitals of Edinburgh

As a youngster back in the 90s, I had to visit the hospital as an out-patient (after an operation) on several occasions. Back then it was the Edinburgh City Hospital, based in Colinton, which closed in the middle of my visits, where I then got transferred for check-ups at St John’s in Livingston. As a... Continue Reading →

A Lister Surgical Instruments

('A list' of, geddit?!) As part of my University degree, I studied Early Modern History, and one specific topic was medicine and beliefs around that period, sparking more interest in a subject I was already fascinated by. Being born in Edinburgh, and resident here for the last 16 years, has made me notice more regarding... Continue Reading →

Medicine & Disease – a peek at the Poster

Image: A photo of a 1918 poster issued by Alberta's Provincial Board of Health alerting the public to the 1918 influenza epidemic.Image credit: Alberta Board of Health, Wikimedia Commons When learning about Inchkeith Island and St Kilda, I was reintroduced to a previous fascination of mine – looking at old disease and medical posters.  I... Continue Reading →

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