Category: News Round Up

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Native foods and the colonial gaze. Sick servants in early modern Britain. The road to health and happiness, 1937. The myth of Native American alcoholism. How the microscope changed everything. How to cure a headache in Mesopotamia. The Japanese art of grieving a miscarriage…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Fungi and witchcraft. Old-time Hucksterism. Whimsical anatomy drawings.  Irish medical migration during WWI. Where’s the sex ed for disabled kids? “Jingle Bells” is not a Christmas song. Policing acid house parties in the 1980s. Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis. How anxiety got rebranded as depression…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The artificial kidney. Poison in colonial India. Period poetry contests. Why sound archiving is important. The business of pregnancy testing. Why the Nazis studied American race laws. Historians have a new theory on Anne Frank. The struggles of America’s first black doctors. Finding patients’… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news A history of black Santas. War memorials have failed. Great moments in syphilis.  Exploring 1930s booze labels. 200 years of deadly London air. Holocaust jacket found at tag sale. The health of suffragette prisoners. The uses and abuses of ether in history. Second opinions… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Abortion in 18th-century Britain. How leeches made their comeback. It’s time to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg. The Singapore genital panic of the 1960s. The unsung woman artist behind your tarot cards. The extraordinary life of a Revolutionary War nurse. Why black Americans are not nostalgic… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Fashion for the grave. What are tussie-mussies? Medicine wants your parts. Who keeps women’s secrets? The strange history of microfilm. 350 years of blood transfusions. The birth of the physician assistant. When the color green could kill you. The hidden black female figures of… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Pet histories. The “animal turn” in history. What not to wear, 1816-style. Mob violence in the 18th century. John Adams and his midlife crisis. The oldest restaurant in every state. Of ghosts and bones and Vitamin D. College sued over student vaginal ultrasounds. Palmistry:… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Operating on the dead. The haunting of Bunny Hall. Victorian asthma cigarettes. The terror of Spring Heeled Jack. The history of the medicine cabinet. Sex education battleground in Mexico. Pinky: a 1949 film about racial passing. Food and enslavement in early America. Who can… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news A breath of maggoty air. Stammering in Victorian Britain. How women created book clubs. The unlikely hippies of the USSR. Breastfeeding in children’s books. A short tour of monuments to cats. Photographing Civil Rights up North. Autism Speaks no longer seeking cure. Women, foreigners,… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The banjo and racist revisionism. The ballet girls who burned to death. Haymarket time capsule discovered. Trump and Clinton: A Victorian Novel. Threads of health: textiles in medicine. Writing Black Panther women’s history. Hormonal contraception and depression. Women who married old men in the… Read more →