Frigidarium: on post-mortems, and taking the plunge

  Frigidarium of the Baths of Caracalla, Rome (built 212-216) The history of medicine is starred with single-minded men and women who were not afraid to look into the cold bodies of those whom they had failed to save. They did their best, but saw the post-mortem as a final duty. Thus they learnt what... Continue Reading →

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