The Science Is Unsettling: John Snow

In 1854, a cholera outbreak erupted in the Soho area of London. At the time, it was believed that cholera was spread by ‘miasma’...

The Science is Unsettling: Anaphylaxis

Literally meaning “without protection”, anaphylaxis was coined by Charles Richet in 1902, who later won the Nobel Prize for his discovery. Richet and professor Paul Jones...

DTaP Vaccine: A Geeky Overview

The DTaP is a vaccine that contains toxoids and some antigens adsorbed onto aluminum adjuvants to stimulate antibodies against Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis. The DTaP...

The Science is Unsettling: What About Polio?

Polio is a viral illness that in 95% of cases is completely asymptomatic, meaning it produces no symptoms. In 1% of cases the virus...

The Biggest Cover-up Of All Time

Not every person who gets a vaccine will experience a recognizable vaccine injury, but that doesn't mean vaccine injuries are rare, or don't happen....

Science Isn’t Immune to Mistakes

Let's talk about Public Safety shall we? Is the government doing its job to make sure our food and drugs are truly safe in a...

Tetanus Didn’t Leave Us, We Left Tetanus

I’m not an epidemiologist. But if I was, I would look at every part of the picture and see how everything connects. Like, why does...

The Science Is Unsettling: Radiation Therapy for ‘Enlarged Thymus’

In 1848, fifteen-year-old Hannah Greener of Newcastle, United Kingdom died minutes after being administered chloroform anesthetic for the removal of a toenail. As increasing...

The Science Is Unsettling: Walter Freeman and the Ice Pick Lobotomy

From the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s, over 50,000 lobotomies were performed in the United States. Walter Freeman performed over 3,400 lobotomies himself. Dr. Freeman became...
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