Category: News Round Up

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news 19th-century lesbian erotica. Beautiful vintage circus posters. A complicated case of 18th century bigamy. Disneyland and the invention of Christian America. Medieval “witch girl” likely just suffered from scurvy. Inside the Museum of Sex’s 150-year-old porn stash. Meet the doctor who convinced America to… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The first American cookbook. Who was the real Uncle Sam? The Great Moon Hoax of 1835. The revolution has been digitized. The history of the American diner. A brief history of “Boston marriages.” When America’s librarians went to war. Grandfather of modern cheerleading dies… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news A history of the ice pick lobotomy. The story of New York’s last slave. The path to Griswold v. Connecticut. A Jewish family in 19th-century Santa Fe. The really interesting history of “the sneeze.” When National Parks had segregated facilities. The deadly history of… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Gendering Reefer Madness. The history of Multiple Sclerosis. 9 ancient (and terrible) abortion methods. When “womanless weddings” were trendy. 1950s advice for curing a cold includes jazz. The most loved and hated novel about WWI. Britain’s sonic therapy after the First World War. The… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The tampon: a history. Travels of a WWI nurse. A brief, boozy history of iced tea. The horrifying history of a leper tree. 19th-century vegetarian personal ads. Girl hitchhikers in 1970s comic books. How to make a knitted uterus for teaching. Andrew Jackson’s reputation… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Early psychological ads. Where exactly is Anne Boleyn’s body? Please don’t buy Eva Braun’s underwear. Problematic depression ads from the past. A pictorial of vintage contraception devices. What was life like for a girl in the Bronze Age? That yoga pose is not as ancient… Read more →

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe.
-Refreshing Lenin’s corpse.
-America’s first drug dealer?
-Reefer madness in 1930s jazz music.
-Will the real Mr. Darcy please stand up?
-How WWII spurred vaccine innovation.

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-The history of “thug.”
-Advice columns from the 1690s.
-Celebrating 85 years of Nancy Drew.
-When Swedes called in gay to work.
-Race, riot, and rebellion: a bibliography.
-Nazi summer camps in 1930s America?

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-7 lost American slang words.
-A short history of the stethoscope.
-Disneyland’s wonderful wizard of bras.
-Will I be a dope doctor when I grow up?
-Should we teach music history backwards?

Sunday Morning Medicine

By Jacqueline Antonovich

-7 creepy abandoned brothels.
-The first film shot in New York City.
-Peanut panic: the history of an allergy.
-Rare critic of Tuskegee syphilis study dies.
-Score one more for Betsy Ross’ supporters.
-Addiction in American history: 14 vivid graphs.