Category: Victorian

Vicarious Menstruation, 1851

“Vicarious Menstruation” – was there ever a headline that so should be the title of a Carcass song? Here’s some Victorian cases of vicarious menstruation – that is, bleeding from other parts of the...

The Real Dr Frankenstein, 1863

OK, so someone was quite the Frankenstein fanboy. Dr Denis of Brittany is reported in the 1863 Birmingham Journal as having been working on discovering “the secret of the component atoms of the human...

The Grand National Anomaly, 1836-1838

The Grand National is coming up soon – living in Liverpool as I do, this is a big deal in the city, although I’ve never been myself. I was reading up about the history...