Syphilis: A Little Valentine’s Day Love Story
We don’t know much about her. We don’t even know her name. What we do know is that the woman who wore this prosthetic in the mid-19th century was suffering from a severe case of syphilis.
Under the Knife, Episode 10 – Al Capone’s Grave
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH7BNWZktUQ&w=560&h=315] In Episode 10 of Under the Knife, I hit the road to visit the grave of the infamous American gangster, Al Capone. Learn about
The Surgeon who Operated on Himself
Leonid Ivanovich Rogozov (pictured above and below right) knew he was in trouble when he began experiencing intense pain in lower right quadrant of his
Under The Knife, Episode 9 – The Barber’s Pole
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWLF8PJe8VY] At last! A brand new episode of Under The Knife! In Episode 9, I discuss the history of the barber’s pole, and how it
Under The Knife – Reboot!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MBNgVKIREE] It’s been 18 months since I’ve filmed an episode of my YouTube series, Under The Knife. But that ends today! Check out the trailer
“We Have Conquered Pain!” The Uses & Abuses of Ether in History
The surgical revolution began with an American dentist and a curiously sweet-smelling liquid known as ether.