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Lost Hospital Series — The Lobotomy


Posted September 9, 2014  /   By admin  /  0 Comments

Every year since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and for peace. For many, the prize represents the ultimate recognition one can receive in for a lifetime of work. In 1949, a European doctor won the Nobel Prize for his research and work understanding the …

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Lost Hospital Series — The Rabbit Test


Posted October 19, 2011  /   By admin  /  0 Comments

Developed in 1927 by Bernhard Zondek and Selmar Aschheim, the Rabbit Test was an early way to detect pregnancy.  Although the original test actually involved mice, the Rabbit Test was nonetheless an important transition for medical advances in the middle …

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Lost Hospital Series — Dwale


Posted October 13, 2011  /   By admin  /  0 Comments

Surgery has come a long way since the Middle Ages. In the tenth century, surgery was only used in “life or death” situations. One particular reason was the lack of any meaningful anesthetic to offset the ever-present excruciating pain that came with the actual cutting a surgical procedure typically entailed. Many potions designed to relieve …

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Lost Hospital Series — Bayer Heroin


Posted October 12, 2011  /   By admin  /  0 Comments

Diacetylmorphine, more commonly known as heroin, is a semi-synthetic opioid drug synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. Diacetylmorphine was first synthesized in 1874 by Charles Romley Alder Wright, an English chemistry and physics researcher at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. He had been trying to find a non-addictive form of opium. Opium is the dried latex obtained from …

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