The Daily Dose: Weird Science and Gothic Medicine

The Dose: Think of it as your daily medicine--but with dead bodies.

My name is Brandy Schillace. I am a medical humanist literary scholar and writer of Gothic fiction, meaning I spend most of my time in the mist-shrouded alleyways between medical history and literature. I am the author of the Daily Dose (a blog dedicated to weird history and the lesser known side of medical history). Today's feature includes the traveling remains of Charles Byrne, the Irish Giant denied a proper burial in the 18th century (

The mission of the Dose is to honor, support, and share perspectives about medicine and humanities across cultures and disciplines. It is an increasingly inter-disciplinary world, and we are happy to promote those who–as academics, physicians, alt-acs, independent scholars, authors, and just plain curious and intrepid souls–add to our shared knowledge of medicine, literature, and the search for what it means to be human. If you have a health and humanities story to share (or perhaps a little bit of weird medicine), please get in touch!


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red pill junkie's picture
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12 April 2007
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Have you looked into this story?

BTW, welcome to The Grail :)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

Red Pill Junkie

emlong's picture
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18 September 2007
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So this giantism them might account for the alleged giants discovered in burial mounds and other sites in the US? And might they have been Celts carrying the gene or intermarried Indians.

Grail-seeker's picture
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25 November 2004
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Hi Brandy,

Having linked to the first part of your special feature in last weeks news, I was intending to link part 2 (fascinating btw) when it came out. You saved me the trouble!