• Posts Tagged ‘Medicine’

    Strange Science: Corpse Consumption

    by  • January 5, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Mummy

    Humans have long believed in all sorts of weird remedies and supplements for their continued health. But cannibalism? That might be taking it a bit too far. Nonetheless, Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries had a wide array of curatives that were derived from human body parts, mummified or otherwise. According to author...

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    Floating

    by  • February 16, 2015 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Floating

    An essay by Dr. Barrett Eustice, as provided by Chris Vander Kaay Art by Justine McGreevy They still call me lightweight at work. They think it’s funny, and I never said anything the first time they did it, so now I’m stuck with it. I know they don’t take me seriously at the lab. If there...

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    The Fibril Prosthetic

    by  • February 24, 2014 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Mr Grim, as provided by Steve Toase Art by Luke Spooner “Run that past me again?” I said, looking at the object on the table, then the rounded nub at the end of my leg. The doctor smiled and put his fingers together into a pyramid. “Certainly. The replacement foot is made of...

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    A Novel General Anesthetic

    by  • February 17, 2014 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Dr. Maury Bund, as provided by E. B. Fischadler Art by Justine McGreevy We wish to report the discovery of a remarkable new means of general anesthesia. This novel anesthesia provides complete relief from pain, is easy to induce, and has none of the side effects associated with other anesthetics such...

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    Keep Your Pants On

    by  • July 1, 2013 • Fiction • 1 Comment

    An essay by Dr. Keith Piantsov, Ph.D., as provided by Heather Frederick Art by Luke Spooner/Carrion House I’d been raised not to stare. But surely her dog wouldn’t mind–for science? For a week, each morning she’d walked him past my table outside the library and made eyes at me. She had cropped hair and...

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