History Essays

Rebekah Burgess Abramovich

Elizabeth Fleischmann-Aschheim

William R. Albury

From changelings to extraterrestrials: depictions of autism in popular culture

Historical reflections on cause, responsibility and blame in medicine

Abigail Cline Appler

Claudius: the Caesar never meant to be emperor

Wilfred Niels Arnold

Chopin’s heart

Mohammad Hossein Azizi & Farzaneh Azizi

PDF Document A History of the Human Plague in Iran

Joyce Balls-Berry, Lea Dacy, and James Balls

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

Jeremy Hugh Baron

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

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

Emily Bethea

The US hospice movement: redressing modern medicine

Basil Brooke

A happy individual knows nothing

Stewart Cameron

Arthur Wohlmann and the Rotorua Health Spa

Felipe Fernandez del Castillo

Scribonius Largus

Ninan Chacko

PDF Document Autonomy or Economy?

Paul Dakin

John Wesley: amateur physician and health crusader

Nada Darwish and Alan Weber

Muslim women healers of the medieval and early modern Ottoman Empire

George Dunea

PDF Document Porphyria Variegata, a disease of kings

The doctor and the baron

High drama in the scullery

Jack Effron

The battle of the vivisected dog new

Michael Ellman

Mark Hanna’s knees and the Panama Canal

Patrick Fiddes and Paul A. Komesaroff

An emperor unclothed: the virtuous Osler new

Paul G. Firth

Shackleton’s angel new

Morris Fishbein

PDF Document Ludvig Hektoen: A biography and an appreciation,

James L. Franklin

PDF Document Chicago medicine and peptic ulcer disease

Eisenhower and Crohn’s Disease

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

Charles Raymond Gill

Bank of England Medical Officers: from Napoleonic to modern times

Denis Gill

Doctors like eponymity

F. Gonzalez-Crussi 

An “enematic” saga

Kevis Goodman

“Uncertain disease”: the science of nostalgia

Magdalena Grassman and Eva Niklinska

The Polish White Cross – birthed on American soil to support Polish soldiers abroad new

Lynsey Grosfield

Collections complete: experiential centres of learning new

Stanley Gutiontov

Pig man: pigs in medicine from Galen to transgenic xenotransplantation

Timo Hannu

Thomas Bartholin’s consolation on the burning of his library new

Bert Hansen

Medical history on the silver screen: Hollywood’s ten-minute films about medical heroes new

Laura D. Hirshbein

The boys’ club

Barry I Hoffbrand

Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and their fees

Sarah Jane Irawa

Victoria’s curse

Paul G. Joseph

The value of achievement

Mahek Khwaja

Healing and hedonism: a reevaluation of Hashishian legends of crime and indulgence new

Adam Komorowski and Sang Ik Song

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

Biji T. Kurien

Looking back 175 years

K.N. Lai

Illness shapes the course of human events

Philip R. Liebson

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

Citizen Zinsser: portrait of a Renaissance man

Christopher Magoon

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

Silvia Maina

Medical photography in the nineteenth century: from portraits to clinical photography new

James A. Marcum

Schola Medica Salernitana and medieval medical philosophy

Maureen Miller

Consolidation: pneumonia and other pathologies on the Bellevue Hospital Autopsy new

Maria Alexandra Monteiro

Pantaleon or Pantaleimon- a most noble physician

Lisa Mullenneaux

Choose your poison: the curious case of Dr. Waite

Carlos G. Musso

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

Carlos G. Musso & Paula Enz

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

J.M.S. Pearce

Polymathy in decline?

The forgotten Darwin
The Lunar Society legacy

The Monros: a medical dynasty new

Einar Perman

Samuel Tissot: patient compliance in the 18th century

Doctor Moore on 18th century medicine

Colin Phoon

The origins of pediatrics as a clinical and academic specialty in the United States new

Constantina Pitsillides

The rebirth of medicine

Susan Brunn Puett and J. David Puett

The Florentine Renaissance apothecary

Suzanne Raga

       Anesthesia: culture, technology, and the rise of the surgeon
Jesús Ramírez-Bermúdez

       The monarch, the musician, and the medic new

Ira Rezak
        Medicine and medals in 19th and 20th century France

Sarah Riedlinger, Dean Giustini, & Brenden Hursh

Part I: The impact of insulin on children with diabetes at Toronto Sick Kids in the 1920s new

Part II:  The impact of insulin on children with diabetes at Toronto Sick Kids in the 1920s new

Ann W. Robinson

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

Nicolas Roberto Robles

Saint John of God and the origins of nursing

Anthony Ryan and Grace Neville

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

Lynn Veach Sadler

The divine leaf: physick and the cause for physick

L. J. Sandlow

Oaths, codes, and charters in medicine over the ages

Anabelle S. Slingerland

The history of diabetes and insulin new

Elizabeth A. J. Scott

The anatomist’s violin

Steve Server

Finding a “New Orientation” in Mexican Public Health: the Servicio Médico-Social new

Julie Silverman

Dame Cicely Saunders and the foundation of the hospice movement

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

Armando Susmano

Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s last illness

Hugh Tunstall-Pedoe
       Mithridates, “deadly poison” in history, and a classic misdiagnosis new
John J. Turner

The remarkable Baldwin IV: leper and king of Jerusalem

Katarina Villner

“And of scurvy the teeth fall out of them”

Sara Vogt

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

Daniel Vuillermin & Richard de Grijs

“Marvailous Cures”: sympathetic medicine connecting Europe and China new

William H. Wehrmacher

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

George M. Weisz and Andrzej Grzybowski

Ludwik Fleck, physician in Lwow Ghetto

Isobel P. Williams

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

Philip K. Wilson

Weighing medical evidence on a historical scale

Frank A. Wollheim

Dr. Wedekind’s son: a Frank story

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