I Was Dancing When I Was 8-legged: Tarantulas and Dancing Plagues

Yes, that title is a T.Rex reference. And, as Marc Bolan sings, he โ€œdanced out of the wombโ€, and so our story begins with a term originating from that word... The etymology of the term hysteria comes from the Greek word hysterika or Latin hystericus, meaning uterus or โ€œof the wombโ€, and thus the diagnosis... Continue Reading →

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