About

He's Hippocrates. I'm Cheese.
The statue is Hippocrates. The girl is me – Cheese!

Well hello there! My name is Brie and I recently completed my PhD in Classics and the History of Medicine. More specifically, I studied how ancient medicine was used by physicians in the Renaissance. If you want something even more specific, you can have a look at my page on Newcastle University’s website, the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine’s website, or check out my profile on Academia.edu or LinkedIn. Between these you will find all the information!

Breezie the RiveterBut, like everyone, I am much more than my work (no matter how much I love it!). I am a bit of a wanderer – I was born and raised in the great state of Missouri but am currently living in Newcastle upon Tyne. I travel around the UK and Europe whenever I possibly can – which, unfortunately, isn’t often enough! I can be pretty formidable in the kitchen, if I do say so myself. I’m an avid crafter – cross-stitch and quilting are my weapons of choice. I work part-time as a bartender at a local pub to help make those ends meet. I drink coffee like its going out of style. And I am hopelessly, irreversibly addicted to the internet.

On this blog I want to explore the role of ancient, particularly Hippocratic, medicine in modern life – through casual book reviews, informative posts, recipes and the ridiculousness of the interwebz. And hopefully by doing so, some of you might come to love the amazing and complicated history of medicine like I do.


I would love to hear from you – feel free to email me at hippocratesandcheese@gmail.com!

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