Tobacco, the first feminist intox?

door Sahil Sabnani, 24 uur geleden - Leestijd: 8 minuten

‘How a simple cigarette made big strides towards equality and unfortunately pathology’ The history of tobaccoNicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana rustica, known contemporarily as simply tobacco, are plants indigenous to the Americas evolved in the Andes or Equador and Peru.  The cultivation and use of tobacco is documented since 5000-3000 before Christ (BC) (Gately, 2002; MUSK & DE KLERK, 2003). The […]

The reality in soaps; some kind of research

door Irene de Kok, 1 week geleden - Leestijd: 5 minuten

Introduction We all know them. The hospital soap series everyone loves like Dr. House, the Good Doctor, Grey’s Anatomy and so on, and so on. And the more of those we watch, the sadder we get when we walk into a real hospital and find out that they are nothing alike. Of course we all know that we can’t get […]

Bizarre medical treatments

door Saumya Mohan, 2 weken geleden - Leestijd: 3 minuten

Have you ever wondered what doctors would do in the past to treat patients? Read on to find a compilation of bizarre medical treatments that have been done through the ages. Want to whiten your teeth? Urine is the way to go! Urotherapy has been widely used in many different cultures for a wide array of medical and cosmetic procedures. […]

De leukste Instagram pagina’s voor de geneeskundestudent

door Tamar Gootzen, 3 weken geleden - Leestijd: 2 minuten

Als geneeskundestudent zijn we natuurlijk heel erg druk met studeren, leren, feestjes (nu in corona even niet helaas) of met vrienden afspreken. Maar er is natuurlijk altijd tijd voor onze grote vriend Instagram. En laten er daar nou tal van leuke accounts zijn die het leven van een geneesko net een beetje leuker, makkelijker of grappiger maken. Van meme-accounts (de […]

Rosalind Franklin

door Julia Schmidt, 4 weken geleden - Leestijd: 2 minuten

When Rosalind Franklin took her Photo 51 in 1952, the first photo of DNA, she had no idea that she would become the center of a scientific controversy and breakthrough. The British chemist and accomplished X-ray crystallographer’s image was shared without her permission with James Watson and Francis Crick, who were working on identifying the structure of DNA. Franklin’s picture […]