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Abortion Is a Human Right

We – like you – are horrified and outraged that the Supreme Court of the United States has overturned Roe v. Wade in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, ending the federally protected right to abortion. As dozens of our writers have shown since Nursing Clio was founded in 2012, pregnant people have… Read more →

Nursing Clio Presents Its Seventh Annual Best of List

Favorite Book Averill: Mystery: Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club series – there are two so far, and they are delightful; romance: Helen Huang’s The Heart Principle; historical(ish): Alix E. Harrow, The Once and Future Witches; fantasy: Natasha Pulley, The Kingdoms; and sci-fi: Andy Weir, Project Hail Mary. Most of these I listened to as audiobooks,… Read more →

Nursing Clio Presents Its Sixth Annual Best of List

2020 has been the worst of years, but the Nursing Clio staff still found a few things to enjoy. Favorite Book Laura Ansley: In times of stress, I reach for happy reading. And what’s more fitting than the guaranteed happily-ever-after of romance novels? Some of favorite reads in 2020 were Alexis Daria’s You Had Me… Read more →

An Open Letter to the Stanton Foundation

To the Stanton Foundation: When the Stanton Foundation announced their COVID-19 prize in April, the Nursing Clio (NC) team was thrilled. As a site that publishes extensively on the history of medicine, NC supported the idea of a prize rewarding public-facing historical work contextualizing a pandemic. The Stanton Foundation was inspired by the American Historical… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Death in the archives. Teaching in an uprising. John Lennon slept here. Bloodletting and pleurisy. Precedents for a pandemic. Doctors and police brutality. Mass murder and medicine. There is hope beneath the pain. What to expect when a vaccine finally arrives. Confronting the history… Read more →

Sunday Mourning Medicine

Please donate to the following organizations, if you can: Unicorn Riot The Bail Project Reclaim the Block Black Lives Matter Black Visions Collective Anti-Police Terror Project. Minnesota Freedom Fund National Bailout (#FreeBlackMamas) Official George Floyd Memorial Fund Communities United Against Police Brutality

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Pear power. Female husbands. The (yelling) mothers of us all. Athens, Georgia in Reagan’s America. The Black American amputation epidemic. Lessons from the history of the polio vaccine. How do we record history in the internet age? Electric lighting and the housewife’s moral challenge…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Our mothers, before us. Dykes, Camera, Action! The linguistics of cooties. The real life Lord of the Flies. “Wheatless Wednesdays” in WWI. Plague doctor iconography in 2020. The grim history of counting the dead. A new history of being Asian-American. Designing the world’s first home… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Art Activist Barbie. The history of frozen pizza. How to memorialize a plague. A history of female cartoonists. Why did women vote for Hitler? Bicycling booms during lockdown. Cannabis in the time of coronavirus. Tiger King and southern queer cultures. What the great pandemic novels… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news We are at war. On grief, history, and COVID-19. The history of the Hawaiian shirt. Sex in the time of the Black Death. A brief criminal history of the mask. A history of mass graves for the poor. Horseback-riding nurses of the 1930s. Americans… Read more →