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The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

Sep 2, 2019

Corpse medicine, or medicinal cannibalism, is the practice of eating human flesh as medicine. During the European Renaissance, it became incredibly popular for all kinds of ailments. In this episode we discuss why and which body parts were most often used to treat different medical conditions.

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May 6, 2019

In this episode, we discuss hysteria as a common psychiatric diagnosis of females from the 16th to the 20th century, including the ideas of Charcot, Freud and the contested diagnosis of male hysteria.
 
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Apr 22, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the supposed Ancient Greek origins of Hysteria, a common psychiatric diagnosis of females from the 18th to the early 20th century. We also cover how the symptoms of hysteria were interpreted in the Medieval era.
 
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Feb 18, 2019

Teratomas are a unique type of tumor that are best known for containing human teeth and hair. Let's discuss the history of these tumors, and how those teeth and hair end up inside them.

 

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Aug 27, 2018

The myth of Spontaneous Human Combustion, which holds that it is possible for people to spontaneously burst into flames, has been prevalent since the 1600s, but what can modern science reveal about these mysterious deaths by fire? In this episode, we discuss some of the well-known cases, as well as the theories...