News Round Up Sunday Morning Medicine By Jacqueline Antonovich • August 12, 2012 Sharing TwitterFacebook A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news. 19th century anti-masturbation device up for sale. The history of the wandering womb. Presidential courtships throughout history. What day of the week are you most likely to die in a hospital’s care? Graphing every idea in history. The history of the exclamation point! Maps! New documentary explores death and the Civil War. Parents eat more fat. Pubic hair exists for a reason, according to science. Vintage matchbooks. The author of The Jefferson Lies, lied. Brazil’s high C-section rate. Did Friends lie to us about jellyfish stings? Free vibrators in NYC? Comstock would be rolling in his grave!
btw, here’s a great source of information on the history of not only the exclamation point, but other punctuation as well (common and rare alike): http://www.shadycharacters.co.uk