Bioethics’ Eileen Anderson shares thoughts on ‘eclipse sickness’

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ideastreamEileen Anderson, the Anne Templeton Zimmerman MD Professor in Bioethics, said various cultures and belief systems have associated celestial changes with impacts on the body. “Even the term lunacy was developed, I believe, in the 1400s, meaning something is off mentally, psychologically,” Anderson said. “It was thought to be related to cycles of the moon.”