Content Categorized ‘history of medicine’

Where’s the mirror?

Posted on October 8, 2007 under history of medicine, minnesota, museums, public history | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, a group of visitors with post-polio syndrome toured the museum.  We generally take pride in our collections and stories about polio treatment:  Minneapolis General Hospital (one of HCMC’s ancestors) was the only hospital in the country to allow Sister Kenny to demonstrate and pioneer her muscular manipulation techniques for polio.  The […]

HST and HMed Lectures, University of Minnesota

Posted on September 21, 2007 under history of medicine, history of science, minnesota

The fall list of lectures from the History of Medicine program have been announced.  All take place from 12:20-1:10 pm in 555 Diehl Hall, U of M East Bank. More info. October 8        “Gender and Depression in the Twentieth Century”  A Dorothy Bernstein Lecture in the History of Psychiatry, Laura Hirshbein, MD, Ph.D. (University of […]

New HST podcast

Posted on September 3, 2007 under history of medicine, history of science | 2 Comments

The awesome historian of science Elizabeth Green Musselman announces that she’s producing a history of science/technology/medicine podcast.  From the announcement (via H-net): I am writing to announce the recent launch of the Missing Link, my monthly podcast on the history of science, medicine, and technology (RSS). The program is designed to help make our discipline […]

The 10-week dissertation-or-bust plan

Posted on January 26, 2007 under academe, history of medicine, history of science | 2 Comments

I’d like to inform you, my dear handful of readers, about my current plans for finishing my dissertation, in the hopes that internet accountability will help it actually happen. As suggested by my advisor, I am now on the 10-week dissertation completion or bust program (patent pending), aiming for a mid-May defense. I thus need […]

That picture up there

Posted on January 17, 2007 under history of medicine, Uncategorized

Wondering what’s going on in that blurry photo in my banner?  It’s a photo from the hospital museum I work for, the HCMC History Museum.  It shows a librarian and children reading in the peds ward, 1938, in the old Minneapolis General Hospital.  I like the connections the photo makes:  books, hospitals, libraries, history.  It shows as well that […]

Nursing History at Mass. Gen.

Posted on January 8, 2007 under digital history, history of medicine, public history | 1 Comment

“My first introduction to a hospital ward . . . I was ushered into a large bright airy room, the pretty white-curtained beds, with their strip of bright carpet beside each bed, and in almost every window pretty flowing plants gave the room a most cheerful and homelike appearance. And yet as I soon learned […]