From medieval medicine to 18th century English "crack," gin has come a long way. But according to Richard Barnett, author of The Book of Gin, now is "the best time in the last 500 years to be drinking" it.
☤ MD ☞☆☆☆ Two nurses treating a victim of the 1918 Flu Pandemic. This photograph was taken in 1918, and shows two nurses treating a victim of the 1918 Flu Pandemic. The first confirmed case of this outbreak occurred on March 11, in the year 1918. While this pandemic is largely forgotten today, it is estimated that 50 to 100 million people died worldwide, making it one of the most deadly pandemics in history.
Bethlem Royal Hospital in London. Bethlem, the world's oldest institution specializing in the mentally ill, started admitting unbalanced patients in 1357. Throughout most of its history the conditions in the asylum were atrocious. For example, in the 18th century the public could pay a penny for the privilege of watching the "freaks"; they were even permitted to poke the caged patients with
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