The Manhattan Principles
History of Medicine / Public Health

The Manhattan Principles

From the CDC Webpage on the twelve Manhattan Principles: These “Manhattan Principles” urge world leaders, civil society, the global health community, and institutions of science to holistically approach the prevention of epidemic/epizootic disease and the maintenance of ecosystem integrity by: Recognizing the link between human, domestic animal, and wildlife health, and the threat disease poses … Continue reading

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#MedEd / History of Medicine

Exhibitionism in Medical Education: The Brindley Lecture – Heralding A Sexual Revolution

The first boom in treatment for male erectile dysfunction came in the 1920s and 1930 when the Russian-origin French surgeon Serge Abramovitch Voronoff started to prescribe surgical implantation of monkey testicles in the human scrotum to augment sexual prowess. This gained quite a bit of fan following for a couple of decades and brough Voronoff … Continue reading

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History of Medicine / Medical Humanities

[NSFW] MRKH Syndrome: Legends, Urban and Historical

Disclaimer: Contains strong language, sexually explicit in nature in order to explain bodily functions in a non-jargon manner. Maybe NSFW. This week we had a fabulous case presentation in the department. The patient was suffering from Atypical Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome, as evidenced by the absence of the uterus and cervix, with only the distal part of … Continue reading

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