Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

Wet nursing: a historical perspective

Mariella Scerri Mellieha, Malta   A Russian wet nurse, c. 1913. Painted by Frederic de Haenen public domain via Wikimedia. Wet nursing, a form of breastfeeding provided by someone other than an infant’s biological mother,1 has a long and sometimes controversial history. Death in childbirth, a mother’s illness, as well as cultural habits and circumstance […]

Just like that

Kanani Titchen Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States   Timekeeper by Vesna Jovanovic Ay, but to die, and go we know not where, To lie in cold obstruction and to rot, This sensible warm motion to become A kneaded clod . . . William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure Claudio: Act III, Sc. i   “Happy New Year!” […]