Tag: health

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-How Londoners died in 1665.
-The life of a 1970s housewife.
-“Oh God for one more breath.”
-Eight songs about your period.
-Why is hemp illegal? A short history.
-The Minnesota starvation experiment.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-John Lennon in Havana.
-A 1950s guide to hooking up.
-40 vintage ads that shame women.
-Is Alcoholics Anonymous outdated?
-Vibrant anatomy drawings circa 1959.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-House snooping in 1970s Brooklyn.
-21 vintage recipes that should not exist.
-Scientists decode early strain of Cholera.
-This historic house can be yours for free.
-The original artwork for The Little Prince.
-14 really questionable vintage cigarette ads.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-1950s version of voicemail.
-A new era in intersex rights.
-10 strange ways Tudors died.
-Anxious youth, then and now.
-1964 predictions on life in 2014.

Eugenics and Genetics in the News in 2013

By Tina M. Kibbe

Happy New Year! As another year ends, I wanted to take a look at three news stories involving eugenics and genetics in 2013 that you may have missed.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-When cowboys wore pink.
-How humans created cats.
-American boys and their guns.
-Cakewalks were not actually a cakewalk.
-A history of Hollywood’s publicity racket.
-A map of the weirdest sex laws in the U.S.
-An early-20th century anti-coffee ad campaign.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Life in a 1949 circus.
-WWII ration cookbooks.
-An 1870 gender ratio map of the U.S.
-Poisons, potions, and unicorn horns.
-The history of lobotomized U.S. soldiers.
-The first ransom note in American history.
-Will the real Santa Claus please stand up?

Odd Adventures in Tooth Fairy History

By Jacqueline Antonovich

Recently, my daughter lost her very first baby tooth. It happened one afternoon while eating lunch; her loose tooth just popped right out of her mouth and into her bowl of ramen noodles. After I fished out the tooth with my fingers and wiped away her tears, my sweet little daughter looked up at me with her new toothless grin and exclaimed: “This means the Tooth Fairy is coming tonight! I’m gonna be rich!” Well, maybe not exactly rich. I’m still in grad school, so despite the fact that inflation has driven up the price of a tooth to nearly four dollars, in my house the Tooth Fairy only pays a measly buck.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Chernobyl’s hot mess.
-Is sex really good exercise?
-How America learned to love whiskey.
-“Piss prophets” and the Wheel of Urine.
-Photos of Adolf Hitler’s Christmas party.
-The accidental birth of wrapping paper.
-Gene therapy helps “bubble boy” children.

Visual Campaigns against AIDS, Then and Now

Once upon a time, AIDS was a focal point for artists in the United States. My design students and I recently read Maud Lavin’s Clean New World: Culture, Politics, and Graphic Design, in which she discusses the rise of political art and design in the 1980s after the election of Ronald Reagan.1 The Eighties —… Read more →