In 1929, a young woman entered Koch Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Her symptoms may have included coughing, difficulty breathing, and fatigue. She was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis. The disease is caused by a bacterium and, at the time, had no cure. Her doctor admitted her to a hospital that specialized in the care and… Read more →
Katie East is a forensic anthropologist with a PhD in biological anthropology from McMaster University. Her dissertation examined the experiences of stress and dying across time. She is interested in how a better understanding of the past can inform individual lives and experiences in the present and strongly believes that academic research must be more accessible to a broad audience.