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Medicinal gardens: application and meaning

Medicinal gardens: application and meaning

Medicinal gardens serve for recovery. They help sick people to regenerate and heal their psyche as well as their emotional world. Such gardens often surround hospitals, retirement homes, and facilities for people with disabilities, such as mental health problems, which do not serve as direct medicine, but support therapies and also alleviate stress for those affected in a situation that is stressful for them.

Biological warfare

Biological warfare

Biological weapons are natural substances that warring powers use to destroy or weaken their enemies. These primarily include pathogens, but also biological poisons, animals and plants. The 1972 Bioweapons Convention prohibits the use of these warfare agents, which include viruses, bacteria, fungi and toxic substances.

Medical myths

Medical myths

Every society has its myths, and since people have always been afraid of diseases, there are many misconceptions about medicine. Many old ideas appear to us today as superstitions, which we have long since overcome. Very few people today believe that mistletoe helps against epilepsy because it does not fall off the tree and therefore the “drop addict” also stops, and we consider it ridiculous when Chinese believe that eating turtles increases potency because their wrinkled head with the round head that they straighten and retract reminds of penile erection.

African black soap: Dudu Osun

African black soap: Dudu Osun

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Today many people of all ages suffer from diseases, irritations and skin imperfections. Many plagued people have already tried a variety of preparations, whether from hearing and saying, from the medicine cabinet or prescribed by the doctor. Some have found their "miracle cure".

Cosmetic surgery: risks and side effects

Cosmetic surgery: risks and side effects

Cosmetic surgery is ancient. In the past two decades, however, they have boomed to an extent like never before - with critical side effects. We know the first operations for aesthetic reasons from the ancient Egyptians around 3000 years ago. They were used to correct facial deformities, but the results were disastrous.

Germanic medicine: brown poison in natural medicine

Germanic medicine: brown poison in natural medicine

Germanic healing? Brown poison in natural medicine Critical minds who are skeptical of "conventional medicine" and are looking for natural healing methods - regardless of the pharmaceutical industry, vehemently reject any contact with fascists. But there is a deep brown tradition of "naturopathy" that attacked modern medicine as "Jewish" and opposed the Hippocratic oath to heal people, racial madness and "unworthy life".

Suicide and suicide

Suicide and suicide

Suizid setzt sich aus den lateinischen Wörtern sui, also selbst, und caedere, Töten, zusammen, das heißt Selbsttötung – negativ Selbstmord, positiv Freitod. Es bedeutet, das eigene Leben selbst zu beenden. Meist ist der aktive Suizid gemeint, in dem ich mich aufhänge, erschieße, Gift nehme oder die Pulsadern aufschneide.

Hildegard von Bingen: History of Naturopathy

Hildegard von Bingen: History of Naturopathy

“Beware of pretending to do the good - in spirit or work - as if it came from you. Rather, ascribe it to God, from whom all strength comes like the sparks from fire. ”Hildegard von Bingen to Archbishop Arnold von TrierHildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) is today a name, above all thanks to herbal medicine, which is mainly found in naturopathy very popular.

Devilish poisoning

Devilish poisoning

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Poisoning from ergot residues in breadThe devil was behind many misfortunes for people in the Middle Ages. Behavior that explains itself as a mental disorder like schizophrenia was considered demon obsession. Did Satan poison the food? A putrefaction was sought in Xanten 857 AD.

Walking dead in cultural history

Walking dead in cultural history

Auch bei den Zombies der Realgeschichte kann es sich sowohl um einen auferstandenen Toten wie auch um einen seelisch Toten handeln, also um einen Menschen, der zwar biologisch am Leben ist, psychisch jedoch zerstört, um einen Menschen ohne Selbst, um einen Automaten für Andere. In jedem Fall fehlt diesen körperlichen Zombies der freie Wille oder auch das individuelle Motiv des Vampirs.

Zombies - The walking dead in cultural history and horror films

Zombies - The walking dead in cultural history and horror films

Zombies, die geistlosen Toten, sind seit „The Night of the Living Dead“, George Romeros Klassiker von 1968, ein fester Bestandteil des Horrorfilms. Die Toten erheben sich aus den Gräbern, von Hunger nach Menschenfleisch und Mordlust getrieben. Im Unterschied zu Vampiren verlieren die Zombies die Intelligenz, die sie als Menschen hatten.

Doctors and coverers - veterinary medicine in the museum

Doctors and coverers - veterinary medicine in the museum

In 1765 the first university of veterinary medicine was founded in Vienna in the German-speaking region, and in 1778 the TIHO Hannover was founded as a rosier school. The Veterinary Medicine Museum of the Hanover Veterinary University Foundation is located here today. Prof. Dr. Johann Schäffer has headed it since 1991 and also the specialist area "History of Veterinary Medicine and Pets" as well as the "University Archives" of the TIHO.

Witch animals and magic plants

Witch animals and magic plants

The raven brings death, the cat is the witch's animal, fire salamanders ignite fires, toads enchant with their eyes, vampires turn into bats and out of a mandrake, fertilized with the seed of a hanged man, the little hangman rises. Where do such ideas come from? The cat - from the goddess to the devil The European wildcat was regarded by the Germans as a symbol of physical love: Freya, the goddess of sexuality, traveled in a wagon that was drawn by wildcats.

Werewolves and diseases

Werewolves and diseases

Figures from the history of myths, historical anthropology and cultural tradition often have an approach in reality. In the centaur, half human, half horse, for example, the encounter of farmers with riders is reflected. The question is whether real observations of the figure of the werewolf are based.

Medicine in the Middle Ages

Medicine in the Middle Ages

Volksmedizin und MagieDie studierten Ärzte des Abendlandes versorgten im Mittelalter nur Vermögende – Arme waren hingegen auf Praktiker angewiesen: auf Henker, Kräuterfrauen oder Barbiere. Die Untertanen vertrauten Wanderheilern eher als den Universitätsmedizinern. Eine Grenze zwischen Betrug, Wundermedizin und wirklichen Mitteln lässt sich schwer ziehen, denn heute kurios anmutende Medizin entsprach dem Weltbild.

Mythical creatures and diseases

Mythical creatures and diseases

The sleep of reason gives birth to monsters and the fantasies of fevered people brought monsters into the world. Psychosis and poisoning create creatures like a delusional god. But are mythical characters like werewolves or one-eyed Cyclops based on real diseases? Did beings of the myth migrate to modern medicine?

Heroic medicine

Heroic medicine

Naturopathy: Heroic medicine, a pioneer In order to understand the increasing influence and development of naturopathy at the moment, it is helpful to take trips into history. About 200 years ago, naturopathic treatments experienced a skyrocket when ways out of the rather aggressive treatment with the so-called "Heroic Medicine" (Heroic Medicine) were sought.