Tag: medicine

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Very awkward vintage ads.
-Mark Twain’s advice to little girls.
-23 amazing Black History Tumblrs.
-9 beautiful buildings we tore down.
-What Honest Abe’s appetite can tell us.
-Was knitting a secret weapon in WWII?

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Vintage divorce postcards.
-Photos from 1938 Mardi Gras.
-A history of sex and chocolate.
-Hemingway ephemera digitized.
-A 19th century map of matrimony.
-25 historic images of breastfeeding.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-A new Jane Austen mystery.
-Virginity myths that won’t die.
-100 years of the “perfect body.”
-Charles Dickens and his women.
-Not all monument men were men.
-Wikipedia to start archiving voices.

Sunday Morning Medicine

by Jacqueline Antonovich

-A cultural history of rabies.
-Tracking the flu, then and now.
-Did bad weather make us love milk?
-Healthy people seeking amputations.
-Did a 1930s scientist murder 8 people?

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.

The Resurgence of the Horrific, Harsh, and Ugly Reality of Childhood Diseases: The Inevitable Risk of Forgoing Vaccinations

By Natisha Robb

In “When the Personal Really is Historical (and Scary!),” Jacqueline Antonovich, a gender and medicine historian, described her 21st-century experience with pertussis, a.k.a. whooping cough, an extremely contagious “good old-fashioned Oregon Trail disease” that recently reemerged since its near eradication in the 1970s. While Antonovich suggests a recent surge in the anti-vaccine movement, records unveil a history fraught with ongoing controversy. Before vaccinations became a childhood rite of passage, every family knew someone who lost a child to a now vaccine-preventable disease. Yet despite the magnitude of casualties from smallpox, measles, polio, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis in populations lacking herd immunity, vulnerable communities did not always welcome vaccination campaigns with open arms.

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-Is Alcoholics Anonymous outdated?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.

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.