Readers: Back in 2013, I did a multi-blog post on the 1854 cholera epidemic in London. Most of the reference material I used was based on Steven Johnson’s riveting book, The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (see book cover below) What I want to discuss today are […]

Readers: Yes, I have been down this road before. In the past, I have posted infographics about our bodily functions, pee and poop. Here is a new one by Health Works that describes the textures and shades of our poop. Admit it, we have all be curious about this at one point or another in […]

Source: The Greatest Team, Oh Baby! The Ultimate Guide to Contraception [Infographic], Greatist.com, December 21, 2012, http://greatist.com/health/ultimate-guide-contraception.  

Source: Jeff Clark, Neoformix, February 26, 2013 Back in February of this year, the Guardian Datablog published an interesting post called Obesity worldwide: the map of the world’s weight. It contains a map that shows with color the rates of obesity around the world.  If you click on a country (for example, I clicked randomly on […]

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 […]