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 (http://bschillace.wordpress.com/2013/01/...).
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!