Did you know that #FeverTree photosynthesizes through its bark? This tree is native to eastern and southern Africa and it tends to grow in swampy areas: early European settlers noted that malarial fever was contracted in
What once was Cromwell's Tomb in Westminster Abbey. Cromwell had ruled in such grandeur, there was uncertainty about whether he would be a new 'Moses or new monarch'. Many speculated he would soon be crowned king, but he died of malarial fever in September 1658 aged 59 and was interred in the Abbey in a fine ceremony modelled on the funeral of James I. He was buried in the same vault as his son-in-law, Henry Ireton, a signer of the death warrant of Charles I.
City Hospital - KC's first hospital, which opened in 1870 on what later would become Hospital Hill. In the last decades of the century, KC began to address its medical ills. Sitting between 2 rivers, the city faced formidable health hazards. Its marshy bottomlands and sloughs, not to mention many stagnant pools left by heavy spring rains were breeding grounds for mosquitoes - and fevers. Yellow fever. Malarial fever. Typhoid fever. They topped the list of ailments at the hospital.
#dyk The name for the Fever tree, comes from its tendency to grow in swampy areas. Early European settlers in the region noted that malarial fever was contracted in areas with these trees. It is now understood that malarial fever is spread by mosquitos living in the swampy areas that often support this tree species, and not by the tree species itself.
MACCHIETTI, Girolamo (b. ca. 1535, ?, d. 1592, Firenze) Click! Portrait of Bianca Cappello 1579-83 Oil on panel, 99 x 73 cm Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi, Lucca Bianca Cappello (1548-1587) was the first lover and then second wife of Francesco I de' Medici. She died only one day after the death of Francesco I, both from a malarial fever they had contracted togeth