A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news
- Fashion for the grave.
- What are tussie-mussies?
- Medicine wants your parts.
- Who keeps women’s secrets?
- The strange history of microfilm.
- 350 years of blood transfusions.
- The birth of the physician assistant.
- When the color green could kill you.
- The hidden black female figures of Western art.
- Homesickness in American Indian Boarding Schools.
- A 19th-century medical mystery we’re still learning from today.
- How tragedy drove a doctor to become America’s first illustrator.
- Representations of disabilities and illness in medieval manuscripts.
- Technological perspectives on pregnancy, birth control, and fertility.
- Looking at the American Revolution through the eyes of King George.
- Kissed against her will: a Victorian case of assault and abuse of power.
- A very interesting history of women’s uniforms in the National Park Service.