In the course of reading up on strokes for a story I’m brainstorming, where a very elderly character dies from one, I came across something really interesting, and something that might explain a lot about my own medical history: it’s called “silent strokes”. Yes, a … Continue readingAm I a Childhood Silent Stroke Victim?
I’ve touched on this topic before on here, but I find my mind often wandering to what the development of drugs, especially medicinal drugs, might look like in a science-fictional alternate-history timeline like mine that diverges around 1900 and has had a century for all … Continue readingTherapeutics of my Alternate History
You know, sometimes a thing happens to me that causes me to shake my head and go “Good god, man, why didn’t you pay more attention to your own advice?”. Well, today’s example is my glowing praise for corticosteroids; cortisone is called “the wonder drug” … Continue readingThe Wonder Drug Scores Again?
It’s recently struck me that people in the science-fiction setting I write in and worldbuild live dangerously, or, more to the point, just don’t have the kind of risk aversion and (as I like to put it) “safety cultism” that plagues our modern cultures in … Continue readingLiving Dangerously on the High Frontier