Day: 2009-09-05

How things have changed

I’ve been poking trhough William Heberden’s Commentaries on The History and Cure of Diseases (1802). Chapter 62, Menstrua, includes the following: “The pains, which several women experience during some part of the menstrual flux, are safely mitigated with opium; and… Read More ›

Otterday! And Open Thread.

This African spotted-necked otter, Lutra maculicollis, is from a Zoo and Aquarium Visitor article about the upcoming Monterey Aquarium otter activity weekend. The name of the weekend? Otter Days! Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything… Read More ›