Tag: science

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-A 1950s survival guide.
-Einstein’s lost theorem.
-An oral history of Ghostbusters.
-27 strangest inventions in history.
-The quest for a sunken slave ship.
-Two suffragists, one cat, and a car.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Stethoscopes are really gross.
-The woman before Rosa Parks.
-The history of heroin addiction.
-Did slavery create modern medicine?
-Um…your earwax says a lot about you.
-Remembering Japan’s kamikaze pilots.

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

-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.

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-Is Alcoholics Anonymous outdated?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.

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.