The Ebers Papyrus, the first text to describe the common cold, from Ancient Egypt circa 1,550 BCE.
Kuna Indian healer using medicinal bow and arrow, from our article "A Pirate Surgeon in Panama."
Adrian Brouwer’s “The Bitter Potion,” 1640. More on early modern drugs and medicines.
The origins of the sixteenth President’s facial hair are more tangled than you might think. Read more in our new article, “The Beard that Wasn’t.”
Floyd M. Armstrong, arrested for loitering (and possibly stealing a roll of pennies and a box of shotgun shells) on a summer night in 1957, in New Castle, PA. Read more.
"In April of 1961, a twenty-seven year-old surgeon named Leonid Rogozov took a scalpel and sliced open his own abdomen, watching, in a mirror, to make sure that his hand didn’t slip and damage the organs inside." Read more in our Issue Six editorial letter.
An animation of the process for the newly released Game of Thrones maps.
A discarded cover for our Illusions issue, which launched April 1 of last year.