Category: Public Health

Infographic: Pregnancy Rates & Age of Consent Across the Globe [via Daily Infographic]

Source: Tim ____, Pregnancy Rates & Age of Consent Across the Globe [Infographic], Daily Infographic, December 26, 2014, http://dailyinfographic.com/pregnancy-rates-age-of-consent-across-the-globe-infographic?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DailyInfographic+%28Daily+Infographic%29. At a quick glance, a lower age of consent for sex seems to correlates somewhat with lower teen pregnancy rates. A close look at the developed parts of the world will show that it is actually…

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DataViz History: The Ghost Map: Myth-Making and Evolution of the Ghost Map

The Earliest Spot Map of All Dr. John Snow did not draw a map until December, 1854; the first spot map was produced in September of that year by Edmund Cooper, an engineer for the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers (see map below). Cooper’s investigation resulted from public complaints linking the sewers to the cholera outbreak. Rumors…

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How To Take a Steam Bath: Victorian Visual Health Guides

The history of health is peppered with gorgeous anatomical flap-ups, strange medical art, and vibrant vintage illustrations, with a side of beautifully illustrated pseudoscience. But few come close to these vintage gems from the early 1900s, found in a French edition of Friedrich Eduard Bilz’s 1888 naturopathic medicine guide Das Neue Naturheilverfahren (The New Natural…

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