Category: News Round Up

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Nazis and angora rabbits. Quarantine as conspiracy? Reexamining The Elephant Man. Eugenics: past, present, and future. The twists and turns of naming diseases. The rise and fall of the military moustache. Birth control and abortion in the Middle Ages. President Tyler had a killer… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Bearded ladies on display. Menus of the 1850s and 1860s. The man who tried to weigh the soul. Have we found Queen Nefertiti’s tomb? Understanding anger in the 18th century. What Woodrow Wilson cost my grandfather. Were some medieval books made of fetal tissue?… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Getting a taste of Pilgrim life. Stonewall’s contested history. The glorious history of cat ladies. The female libido pill isn’t selling. 18 rules for young ladies in 1831. The story behind the first rape kit. You’re great-grandma’s dirty books. Ancient medicine and fetal personhood…. Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news A history of death midwives. 6 jokes from 19th century America. The big, bad breastfeeding industry. Stonewall and the politics of memory. The misfortunes of a Victorian actress. 7 surprising facts about gay life in the 1970s. 10 things you won’t see on Downton… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news How lobster got fancy. The man who invented relaxation. The mystery of the miniature coffins. The many lives of Rasputin’s daughter. Dr. Spock and the History of Sexuality. The first aid movement of the 19th century. Nobody wants Margaret Thatcher’s clothes. What beards say… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The history of “Boo!” Macabre scientific relics. A brief history of brain surgery. Racism and the rise of big candy. The fertility towns of early modern England. Civil War cemeteries may be leaking toxins. Black mothers and the birth control movement. How pumpkins were… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The media’s first moral panic. Getting fit the 19th century way. Domestic violence in the 1970s. Parachuting beavers of the 1950s. 21 words that originated during WWI. There once was a dildo in Nantucket. Uncovering Jefferson’s mystery woman. Benjamin Franklin’s guide to food and… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news 19th century marriage manuals. Advertising tuberculosis cures. Dolly Madison’s killer croquettes.  The chastity belt: myth or reality? The economic history of leftovers. The long history of technology panics. Pregnancy, choice, and lessons from the past. Black slavery and the general viewing audience. Food and… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news 5 forgotten wives. Revisiting the cow killer. The politics of pantyhose. The Strasburgh exorcism hoax. The history of weeping in Britain. From yellow peril to model minority. The exploding chocolate bars of WWII. 50 years ago: Building the case against lead. Julia Child and… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The torrid history of absinthe.  Things historians can’t live without. Nobody did costume parties like the Bauhaus. The campaign to help Syrian refugees during WWI. Food and sex in Mexico before and after colonization. Before ASL there was Martha’s Vineyard sign language. Poking fun at… Read more →