Category: News Round Up

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The need for a new bioethics. Enjoy this lovely E. coli¬†statue. Black women of early Hollywood. Maybe Dr. Google is not very good. Did Hippocrates invent the first IUD? The prostitute whose pox inspired feminists. When and why did we start weighing babies? The… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Live alone like it’s 1936. The architecture of an asylum. The colorful history of political pins. I’m not “Mrs. Putnam,” I’m Amelia Earhart. A historical perspective on women in surgery. Most scientific research data from the 90s is lost forever. Top scientists sue Salk… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Malaria pinup calendars. Leprosy, heritage, and art. Lobotomies and the lobotomobile. Rayon and an epidemic of insanity. The return of an 1830s clothing trend. Black feminism and the French Republic. The mother of all apples is disappearing. The women’s magazine that tried to stop… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Etsy’s vaginal problem. Trump’s meddlesome priest. The long history of fidget toys. Genital amputation in Colombia. The radical history of a bed sheet. Quinine and the American Civil War. A beginner’s guide to humoral medicine. A brief history of school lunches in America. Removing… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Australian pirates in Japan. A brief history of hearing aids. The Society Against Quackery. LGBT monuments and memorials. Why is David McCullough such a jerk? You too can make Ben Franklin’s milk punch. Where do the “white Middle Ages” come from? The struggles of… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Archiving weather data. Quackery and the Civil War. The secret life of the country house. The polio end game gets complicated. Finding the humanity in vintage mugshots. Splash it all over: a brief history of aftershave. Protection or poison? The fluoride debate in film…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Bed, bread, and dead. The wilder side of skin grafting. Heroines of the Haitian Revolution. Rural witchcraft and intellectualism. An oral history of “Rapper’s Delight.” Evolving views on epilepsy and crime. The midwife who saved intersex babies. The “WebMD” of the 18th and 19th… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The amateur abortionists. Medicine’s medieval roots. The pharmacist of Auschwitz.¬† Cholera in 19th-century France. Romania’s problem with Dracula. The woman doctors who fought to serve. How black freedom benefited poor whites. An old disease that needs a new treatment. Global weirding in America’s first… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Yellow fever fiend. Picturing Jewish Vacationland. The renaissance of intellectual racism. Preventing pregnancy in the early modern world. When did the sun turn bad: A brief history of tanning. Meet the real “mad women” behind Maidenform bra ads. The erasure of people of African… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news LSD: Insight or insanity? Coding for abortion access. Women’s lives in 1790s NYC. Linking hunger and healthcare. Chloroform and Queen Victoria. How did Civil War surgeons cope? Getting into Marie Antoinette’s head. How Victorian doctors treated depression. On racism and racial violence in the… Read more →