Link Love: Medieval Medicine

So, remember how I told you medicine wasn't so hot in medieval Europe? Well, I love when I'm proven wrong. Check out this recent Radiolab podcast episode in which the hosts interview microbiologist Freya Harrison and historian Christina Lee about "the best medicine" recommended by Bald's Leechbook. Harrison and Lee look at a surprisingly effective medieval recipe for (potentially) killing staph infections like antibiotic resistant MRSA.

You can listen via the embedded player below or click here for more info about the episode.

Heather Bennett

Professor, feminist, sci-fi geek. Historian interested in pedagogy, technology, gender/sexuality, archives, pop culture, medicine, intellectual history, world history.