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Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Shutting down Hawai‘i. The teenage murderess. Women also know Washington. Finding asexuality in the archives. Archiving web content on COVID-19. Medicinal leeches and where to find them. The fashionable history of social distancing. The surprisingly contentious history of Purell. Lessons from my grandma on… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Managing melancholy. A history of crosswords. Pregnant in a pandemic. The best tour diary in pop history. The slippery history of the dental dam. When was toilet paper invented anyway? 5 native women leaders who made history. When Michigan students put the car on… Read more →

What to Read in a Pandemic

Nursing Clio editors and writers share their favorite books on disease, social anxiety, and resilience to help you get through COVID-19. Cassia Roth: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks details a year in the life of an English town during a plague epidemic. Its protagonist, Anna Frith, will take you along on her terrifying, and… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news How pandemics change history The story behind Rosa Parks and yoga. How fortune-telling took hold in Australia. Listen to Vietnam’s catchy coronavirus PSA. Amazing poster art from the “golden age” of magic. “The Afronauts” of Zambia’s 1960s space program. The horrors of San Francisco’s… Read more →

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 →