A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news
- 7 lost American slang words.
- A short history of the stethoscope.
- Disneyland’s wonderful wizard of bras.
- Will I be a dope doctor when I grow up?
- Should we teach music history backwards?
- Teaching medieval sexuality through puns.
- Oakland’s first all-black, all-Harley biker club.
- The history of America’s hard-working hoboes.
- Medievalist schools sex columnist, Dan Savage.
- At the first rock festival, pianos fell from the sky.
- The WWII kids who raced bicycles on bomb sites.
- Did the FBI fake an entire field of forensic science?
- Discovered: long-lost silent film with Native American cast.
- Survivors of the 1980s AIDS crisis reveal what happened to them.
- The American who saved 250,000 people from the Armenian genocide.
Feature Image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London: Group of nurses seated before a tent at the Portland Hospital during the Boer War., c.1900.