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Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The history of go-go music. The iPhone at the deathbed. She wanted a freebirth with no doctors. Grimault & Co’s asthma cigarette empire. The Tampax empire and the tampon wars. Black Mexico and the War of Independence. Everything you know about obesity is wrong…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Darwin in love. A history of seduction. Is “snake oil” really from snakes? The long history of the hand-washing gender gap. Can “feminist design” save algorithms from bias? The 200-year-old diary that’s rewriting gay history. What happened to Playboy’s first black cover girl? The… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The first seizure. Eat like a 1970s radical. The queer history of flowers. 9 women who deserve a biopic. Sex education meets art history. The animated history of abortion pills. The first drag queen was a former slave. OB-GYNs are using Reddit to help… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Jane Austen’s whisper network. Do quarantines work? A history. A global history of the war on cannabis. Need an abortion? There’s an app for that. DNA sleuths read the coronavirus genome. Goth won’t die, but it wants a funeral anyway. Pigeons identify breast cancer… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Your chemical romance. The work of getting clean. War can never be feminist. A brief history of royal titles. The healthiest baby I ever had. California’s forgotten slave history. Labor solidarity is the best medicine. Trans women and uterus transplants. The ERA and anti-trans… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Amazon women were real. A midwife in North Country. The dark history of hysteria. A history of war in six drugs. The fight to decolonize the museum. Tapeworms, arsenic and magic soap. Chinese health and hygiene puzzle blocks. Dispatches from deaf education’s infancy. The… Read more →

Nursing Clio Presents Its Fifth Annual Best of List

Favorite Book Eileen Sperry: Circe by Madeline Miller. Stunning prose, amazing storytelling, and Nursing Clio approved! Laura Ansley: Long time readers will know I can never pick just one book. For fiction, I loved Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes (host of NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast) and City of Girls by Elizabeth… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Black mothers matter. Abolitionist, activist, dwarf. A brief history of the crock pot. The best queer YA novels of 2019. L.A.’s gay past, told in six landmarks. The long history of the singular “they.” A feminist report from the U.S.-Mexico border. The Scottish sisters… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The end of men, in 1870. A medieval new England. How herpes became a sexual boogeyman. Artificial intelligence has a gender problem. The photographer who x-rayed Chernobyl. How today’s queer artists are revising history. How male bias in medical trials ruined women’s health. Study… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news How to avoid “inspiration porn.” The Upjohn pharmacy in Disneyland. Barrier-free ghost hunting at Gallaudet. Pumping milk through polls and protests. How local TV made “bad” movies a thing. The whistleblowers of the My Lai Massacre. When flagellation was a national obsession. Writing queer… Read more →