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Posts by Jacqueline Antonovich

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Practicing narrative medicine.
-When Thanksgiving was weird.
-How do you memorialize a mob?
-Theories of the first topsy-turvy dolls.
-A November feast in medieval Europe.
-The ethics of healthcare worker strikes.

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Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-The strange dating games of 1914.
-The evolution of the doctor's office.
-The men who built the Berlin Wall.
-Dress designs lost in the Holocaust.
-Are your medical records top secret?
-How Kodak set the skin-tone standard.

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Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Historiography via Ebony.
-The rise and rise of sexology.
-A brief history of the tampon.
-Video chatting with Communists.
-A history of religion and cosmetics.

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Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Cold War Nazis.
-A dose of witchcraft.
-The history of candy corn.
-The history of funeral food.
-Man and Mummy: a romance.
-The doctor who starved her patients to death.

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Not Your (Old, White) Father’s History

If you haven't already heard, the New York Times recently interviewed retired Princeton historian of the Civil War James McPherson for the newspaper’s “By the Book” feature. McPherson is a well-respected legend in the field, yet many historians were left scratching their collective heads over his responses to such questions as "Who are the best historians writing today?" and "What are the best books about African American history?" Suffice it to say, his answers seemed very white, very male, and well, very dated.

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Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-The pirates of Lake Michigan.
-The 16th-century dance plague.
-Down Syndrome isn't just cute.
-A history of blood transfusions.
-The "headhunters" of Coney Island.
-Help preserve history in just one click.

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Adventures in the Archives: Living in a Material World

By Jacqueline Antonovich

A wise woman once remarked, “We are living in a material world and I am a material girl.” And while this ode to consumption may have been referring to the procurement and enjoyment of luxury items, I think Madonna may have been on to something – though perhaps not in the way she intended. You see, over this past summer I had an unintentional, but deeply meaningful, love affair with . . . material culture.

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Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-The midwives of St. Croix.
-Male midwives of Ethiopia.
-America's coolest ghost towns.
-Does cancer spread while you sleep?
-Life in a 1930s psychiatric hospital.

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Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-£7.5 trillion for slavery.
-Bette Davis on sexism.
-Vaccinated mosquitos?
-A history of body snatching.
-"What Women Want": a history.
-How science still gets race wrong.

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Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-How Prozac conquered America.
-A real-life Oregon Trail adventure.
-How Sigmund Freud Wanted to die.
-The most beautiful anatomical theaters.
-Can a person be an "anti-psychopath"?

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