The miasmas – a frightening name concealing a solid lack of knowledge – were supposed vapours carrying particles of «corrupted matter» that caused infectious diseases.
Mercedes Maestre was a republican doctor who developed exceptional activism for social reform and the right to health.
Academic life in Vienna was hit harder by National Socialism than anywhere else in Germany, due to the high numbers of scientists of Jewish origins.
Scientists supported Nazi ideologies and policies in many ways
In late-Middle-Age Central European monasteries, nuns like Hildegard von Bingen rivaled monks in intellectual excellence.
Over the centuries, several authors have attempted to put together popularisation works about the big history of scientific knowledge. One of the is Vestiges, by Robert Chambers.
National Socialism came to power by following the electoral strategy of a popular party, but with the support of extremely well-educated militant elites.
One of the main pillars of bioanthropological studies are identified osteological collections. The goal of this article is to describe this heritage and show its importance.
Jorge Wagensberg felt as an alien – an intruder – in a world that has lost the taste for slow and reasoned conversation. A society in which humans, trapped by fear of the future, uncertainty and volatility, too often renounce to become what we are.
Interview with Leo van Bergen, historian and military-medical expert, on the occasion of the centenary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I.