History of Science

What were the different medical sects in the United States during the 19th Century?

From Dailyhistory.org: Nineteenth-century medicine was characterized by constant competition among three major medical sects: Regulars, Eclectics, and Homeopaths.[1] Each of these medical sects not only meaningfully disagreed on how to treat illnesses and diseases but sought to portray their type… Read More ›

What are the Origins of Astronomy?

Astronomy is often thought of as a field that has developed from ancient Greek scholars, but its stretches even further back most likely before recorded history. We know that astronomy has played a vital role in the agricultural cycle and early religions. These early… Read More ›