Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Musgrave Jennifer

  • The tuber that changed the world: a brief history of the potato

    Jennifer Musgrave Bloomington, Indiana, United States   “This unassuming tuber held within itself the ability to sustain life and, in its absence, take life away.” When Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492, he did not know that potatoes even existed. But the Columbian voyages to the Americas would initiate a domino effect allowing this unassuming…