A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news
- Love in post-war Italy.
- Frederick Douglass in Ireland.
- 1930s predictions for the future.
- A Selma landmark sits in shambles.
- The Census Bureau angers academics.
- How the Civil War created college football.
- Hitler’s old house gives Austria a headache.
- The police were created to control the poor.
- Japan’s “vagina artist” charged with obscenity.
- Making the case for history in medical education.
- Will Reagan’s attempted assassin face new charges?
- A 1930s African American “cult” still survives in Philly.
- The top-selling history books of 2014 will depress you.
- Remembering the pioneering audiologist, Marion Downs.
Photo Credit: Wellcome Library, London. A fashionable dentist’s practice: healthy teeth are being extracted from poor children to create dentures for the wealthy. Coloured etching by T. Rowlandson, 1787.