How Mohs Surgery Transformed From Surgical Quackery Into a First-Line Treatment of Skin Cancer

Mohs surgery is currently considered ideal treatment for many types of skin cancers, the most common form of cancer affecting North Americans today.[1] Cancer patients who undergo Mohs surgery can expect excellent survival rates, extremely small recurrence rates and pleasant cosmetic results. However, time and place matter with regards to how and why medicine is

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A discussion based on “History of medicine: A scandalously short introduction”

How do social practices fair in the face of epidemic disease? Looking into the past, we arrive at The Plague of Athens, where a contagious and fatal disease was rampant. Determining disease etiology was highly important as it provided insight to possible remedies. The clergy believed that the plague was due to divine punishment. Others

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