Jacqueline Antonovich

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Australian pirates in Japan. A brief history of hearing aids. The Society Against Quackery. LGBT monuments and memorials. Why is David McCullough such a jerk? You too can make Ben Franklin’s milk punch. Where do the “white Middle Ages” come from? The struggles of… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Archiving weather data. Quackery and the Civil War. The secret life of the country house. The polio end game gets complicated. Finding the humanity in vintage mugshots. Splash it all over: a brief history of aftershave. Protection or poison? The fluoride debate in film…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Bed, bread, and dead. The wilder side of skin grafting. Heroines of the Haitian Revolution. Rural witchcraft and intellectualism. An oral history of “Rapper’s Delight.” Evolving views on epilepsy and crime. The midwife who saved intersex babies. The “WebMD” of the 18th and 19th… Read more →

The Historical is Personal: 5th Anniversary Reflections

In honor of Nursing Clio’s 5-year-anniversary, I planned to write an essay about our origin story. It is a fascinating tale — I started the blog as a final project in a grad seminar on public scholarship — but ultimately, I decided it’s not what I want to write about. I would rather celebrate our… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The amateur abortionists. Medicine’s medieval roots. The pharmacist of Auschwitz.  Cholera in 19th-century France. Romania’s problem with Dracula. The woman doctors who fought to serve. How black freedom benefited poor whites. An old disease that needs a new treatment. Global weirding in America’s first… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Yellow fever fiend. Picturing Jewish Vacationland. The renaissance of intellectual racism. Preventing pregnancy in the early modern world. When did the sun turn bad: A brief history of tanning. Meet the real “mad women” behind Maidenform bra ads. The erasure of people of African… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news LSD: Insight or insanity? Coding for abortion access. Women’s lives in 1790s NYC. Linking hunger and healthcare. Chloroform and Queen Victoria. How did Civil War surgeons cope? Getting into Marie Antoinette’s head. How Victorian doctors treated depression. On racism and racial violence in the… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Neurosurgery and WWI. A short history of influenza. Fascism and medicine in France. A famous painter and tuberculosis. Did Victorians really get brain fever? Child dropping in nineteenth-century Britain. How Duncan Hines shaped restaurant history. The creator of the LGBT rainbow flag has died…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Snake oil revisited. Johnny’s got the syph. The 1910 St. Johns riot. Um…meet the smart sex doll, Samantha. Walking the wards of a Victorian hospital. The lessons of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Documenting 100 years of Japanese animation. Smartphone app can accurately test sperm… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Why Freud’s not dead. The future of lesbian health. Folklore can help debunk autism myths. How to bathe like an 18th-century queen. Overselling the idea of “young invincibles.” The myths of John Snow (Not Jon Snow). Dolley Madison and her “pussy-hat”brigade. The history of… Read more →