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19th century Outdated Theories

“Fear” the bicycle face

On today´s World Bicycle Day I want to cover a “medical” issue in the 19th century: the so-called “bicycle face”.
Today cycling is appreciated for its positive effect on the climate and the human´s health. In the late 19th century it was seen as a health risk for women. But why?

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Outdated Theories

When homosexuality was an “illness” …

On today´s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and exactly 30 years after homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Disease of the WHO, I want to point out how medical research contributed to today´s homophobia.