Health & medicine

Benjamin Franklin’s advice for getting better sleep (1786)

While Benjamin Franklin may be known for 'Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,' that wasn't his only insight on the subject of sleep. In the summer of 1786, he wrote this, 'The Art of Procuring Pleasant Dreams.'
Fainting spell with boy scout - Antique card

Fainting as fine art (1889)

Now, how does a woman faint? I declare I don't know. I have seen the interesting phenomenon a few times, but the trouble is there's so much excitement that a man forgets to take observations.

No more rabies (1885)

No more hydrophobia! No more mad dogs! Dr Louis Pasteur’s experiments have resulted in a most brilliant success at perhaps the most important sitting held by the academy of sciences.

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