Mussolini’s Speech to Medical Doctors

By Francesco Buscemi On January 28, 1932, Mussolini delivered a speech to Medical Doctors at the inauguration of the National Congress of the trade unions of Fascist physicians.[i] The speech was also published in the newspaper Il Popolo d’Italia the

Mussolini’s Speech to Medical Doctors

By Francesco Buscemi On January 28, 1932, Mussolini delivered a speech to Medical Doctors at the inauguration of the National Congress of the trade unions of Fascist physicians.[i] The speech was also published in the newspaper Il Popolo d’Italia the

Fascism and Medicine in Interwar and Vichy France

By Caroline Campbell Why might a country with strong democratic traditions embrace fascistic forms of governance? How does the history of medicine shed light on the critical question of how radicals undermine popular support for democratic principles? France provides us

Fascism and Medicine in Interwar and Vichy France

By Caroline Campbell Why might a country with strong democratic traditions embrace fascistic forms of governance? How does the history of medicine shed light on the critical question of how radicals undermine popular support for democratic principles? France provides us

Fascism and Behavioral Psychology in China

By Emily Baum When one thinks of the countries where fascism flourished in the early twentieth century, China does not immediately spring to mind.[1] Rather, fascism in Asia tends to be associated with the Japanese, who fought alongside Germany during

Fascism and Behavioral Psychology in China

By Emily Baum When one thinks of the countries where fascism flourished in the early twentieth century, China does not immediately spring to mind.[1] Rather, fascism in Asia tends to be associated with the Japanese, who fought alongside Germany during

The Nazi Microbiota

By Tristan Landry During and after the First World War, food was of critical importance in Germany. As a result, large sums of money were invested in science by the State (“Germany’s last national resource”) during the Weimar Republic. The

The Nazi Microbiota

By Tristan Landry During and after the First World War, food was of critical importance in Germany. As a result, large sums of money were invested in science by the State (“Germany’s last national resource”) during the Weimar Republic. The

What are Medical Photographs of Plague?

By Lukas Engelmann What is specifically medical about medical photographs? The clinical photograph – a still image of disease symptoms – is usually considered the typical medical photograph, both historically and in the present. But if we understand the expansive

What are Medical Photographs of Plague?

By Lukas Engelmann What is specifically medical about medical photographs? The clinical photograph – a still image of disease symptoms – is usually considered the typical medical photograph, both historically and in the present. But if we understand the expansive

Anatomy’s Photography: Objectivity, showmanship and the reinvention of the anatomical image 1860-1950

By Michael Sappol “There is, perhaps, no art that has made such rapid strides…as that of photography.… No science of modern times has more engaged the attention of philosophic investigators…. No science or art not strictly medical…will more richly repay

Anatomy’s Photography: Objectivity, showmanship and the reinvention of the anatomical image 1860-1950

By Michael Sappol “There is, perhaps, no art that has made such rapid strides…as that of photography.… No science of modern times has more engaged the attention of philosophic investigators…. No science or art not strictly medical…will more richly repay

The Backstage of Hysteria: Medicine in the Photographic Studio

By Beatriz Pichel This image of Augustine, a famous patient with hysteria at La Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, has served historians in many ways. It has been used to examine the hysterical body, the women interned at La Salpêtrière, Jean-Martin

The Backstage of Hysteria: Medicine in the Photographic Studio

By Beatriz Pichel This image of Augustine, a famous patient with hysteria at La Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, has served historians in many ways. It has been used to examine the hysterical body, the women interned at La Salpêtrière, Jean-Martin