Science & medicine (48 pages found in this category)


Ancient Egyptian dog, one of the earliest documented domestic animals whose name is known. He is believed to have been a royal guard dog who lived in the Sixth Dynasty (2345–2181 BC).

Astrological medicine

Astrological botany is based on the notion that if plants or seeds are to be used for medicinal purposes then their planting and collection must be carried out with regard to the positions of the planets and other heavenly bodies, which are at the heart of the disease process.

Beast of Buchan

Big cat or phantom cat reportedly sighted mainly in the historic Buchan area of Aberdeenshire in northeastern Scotland.

Bile Beans

A laxative and tonic first marketed in the 1890s. The product supposedly contained substances extracted from a hitherto unknown vegetable source by a fictitious chemist known as Charles Forde.

Black cat

The numerous folk beliefs about black cats, and cats in general, are often contradictory. Superstitions surrounding black cats are almost certainly some of the most prevalent even today, along with the number thirteen and walking under a ladder.

Charles White, physician

English physician and a co-founder of the Manchester Royal Infirmary, along with local industrialist Joseph Bancroft.

Cheshire acre

Historical measure of area that was used in the 19th century.

Cheshire cat

Fictional character that appears in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865).

Chevalier Taylor

Redirected to John Taylor (oculist)

Crazy Sally Mapp

Redirected to Sarah Mapp.