History Essays

Rebekah Burgess Abramovich

Elizabeth Fleischmann-Aschheim, Winter 2015

William R. Albury

From changelings to extraterrestrials: depictions of autism in popular culture, Fall 2011

Historical reflections on cause, responsibility and blame in medicine, Fall 2010

Abigail Cline Appler

Claudius: the Caesar never meant to be emperor, Spring 2016

Wilfred Niels Arnold

Chopin’s heart, Winter 2011

Mohammad Hossein Azizi & Farzaneh Azizi

PDF Document A History of the Human Plague in Iran, Fall 2010

Joyce Balls-Berry, Lea Dacy, and James Balls

“Heard It through the Grapevine”: The black barbershop as a source of health information, Summer 2015

Jeremy Hugh Baron

PDF Document Professor Lord Lister, William Ernest Henley, And Oscar Wilde, Winter 1988

PDF Document Sailors’ scurvy before and after James Lind – a reassessment, Summer 2009

Emily Bethea

The US hospice movement: redressing modern medicine, Spring 2011

Basil Brooke

A happy individual knows nothing, Fall 2011

Stewart Cameron

Arthur Wohlmann and the Rotorua Health Spa, Winter 2015

Felipe Fernandez del Castillo

Scribonius Largus, Spring 2016

Ninan Chacko

PDF Document Autonomy or Economy?, Winter 2006

Paul Dakin

John Wesley: amateur physician and health crusader, Summer 2013

Nada Darwish and Alan Weber

Muslim women healers of the medieval and early modern Ottoman Empire, Fall 2016

George Dunea

PDF Document Porphyria Variegata, a disease of kings, Winter 1969

The doctor and the baron, Winter 2013

High drama in the scullery, Summer 2009

Michael Ellman

Mark Hanna’s knees and the Panama Canal, Summer 2013

James L. Franklin

PDF Document Chicago medicine and peptic ulcer disease, Fall 2005

Eisenhower and Crohn’s Disease, Winter 2009

PDF Document How much should we know about our leaders’ health?, Winter 2009

Charles Raymond Gill

Bank of England Medical Officers: from Napoleonic to modern times, Spring 2014

Denis Gill

Doctors like eponymity, Winter 2011

F. Gonzalez-Crussi 

An “enematic” saga, Fall 2017 new

Kevis Goodman

“Uncertain disease”: the science of nostalgia, Fall 2013

Stanley Gutiontov

Pig man: pigs in medicine from Galen to transgenic xenotransplantation, Summer 2013

Laura D. Hirshbein

The boys’ club, Winter 2014

Barry I Hoffbrand

Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and their fees, Summer 2015

Sarah Jane Irawa

Victoria’s curse, Winter 2015

Paul G. Joseph

The value of achievement, Fall 2013

Adam Komorowski and Sang Ik Song

Doctorum Ecclesiae: the medical clerics of the Diocese of Bath and Wells, England, Summer 2016
Episteme and translation in an annotated copy of the Canon of Medicine by Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna), Spring 2017  new

Biji T. Kurien

Looking back 175 years, Spring 2015

K.N. Lai

Illness shapes the course of human events, Summer 2014

Philip R. Liebson

The sweating sickness in Tudor England: a plague of the Renaissance, Winter 2013

Citizen Zinsser: portrait of a Renaissance man, Summer 2009

Christopher Magoon

The Friends’ Ambulance Unit South Bank Clinic: the forgotten valor of the pacifists who stayed beyond the fight, Spring 2017 new

James A. Marcum

Schola Medica Salernitana and medieval medical philosophy, Summer 2012

Maria Alexandra Monteiro

Pantaleon or Pantaleimon- a most noble physician, Spring 2017 new

Lisa Mullenneaux

Choose your poison: the curious case of Dr. Waite, Winter 2017 new

Carlos G. Musso

PDF Document Auenbrugger, Corvisart and Laennec: Three Generations that Forged the Basis of Chest Examination, Winter 2005

Carlos G. Musso & Paula Enz

PDF Document Ivan Pavlov: a pioneer researcher and fine human being, Winter 2009

Constantina Pitsillides

The rebirth of medicine, Spring 2014

J.M.S. Pearce

Polymathy in decline?, Fall 2013

The forgotten Darwin, Fall 2016
The Lunar Society legacy, Summer 2014

Einar Perman

Samuel Tissot: patient compliance in the 18th century, Fall 2011

Doctor Moore on 18th century medicine, Spring 2010

Susan Brunn Puett and J. David Puett

The Florentine Renaissance apothecary, Fall 2014

Suzanne Raga

Anesthesia: culture, technology, and the rise of the surgeon, Winter 2014

Ira Rezak

Medicine and medals in 19th and 20th century France, Summer 2015

Ann W. Robinson

Behind the pep: modern and postmodern perspectives in Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company’s advertising, Winter 2014

Nicolas Roberto Robles

Saint John of God and the origins of nursing, Spring 2016

Anthony Ryan and Grace Neville

Le petit journal, clowns & children in hospital in Victorian London, Summer 2015

Lynn Veach Sadler

The divine leaf: physick and the cause for physick, Spring 2017 new

L. J. Sandlow

Oaths, codes, and charters in medicine over the ages, Fall 2011

Elizabeth A. J. Scott

The anatomist’s violin, Spring 2009

Julie Silverman

Dame Cicely Saunders and the foundation of the hospice movement, Spring 2011

Joanna Smolenski

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?: Erzsébet Báthory and the curative power of blood in medieval Europe, Summer 2013

Armando Susmano

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s last illness, Spring 2012

John J. Turner

The remarkable Baldwin IV: leper and king of Jerusalem, Winter 2011

Katarina Villner

“And of scurvy the teeth fall out of them”, Summer 2014

Sara Vogt

Diagnosing defectives: disability, gender and eugenics in the United States, 1910-1924, Spring 2009

William H. Wehrmacher

Illuminating the third millennium with flashes of experience from the 20th century, Spring 2014

George M. Weisz and Andrzej Grzybowski

Ludwik Fleck, physician in Lwow Ghetto, Fall 2012

Isobel P. Williams

Captain Scott’s brave and loyal assistant: Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Summer 2012

Philip K. Wilson

Weighing medical evidence on a historical scale, Winter 2012

Frank A. Wollheim

Dr. Wedekind’s son: a Frank story, Winter 2013

Ping Yu & Chi Lu

A publicly funded health care system of China in 11th to 3rd century BC, as recorded in the Rites of Zhou, Spring 2014