“Eating for Health:” Quantifying Irish Diets in the 1970s

By Nina Holmes This post is part of the series ‘What Should I Eat? Why?’ commissioned in collaboration with H-Net Nutrition by series editors Kristen Ann Ehrenberger and Lisa Haushofer. Posts will appear simultaneously on both sites. Please visit and

“Eating for Health:” Quantifying Irish Diets in the 1970s

By Nina Holmes This post is part of the series ‘What Should I Eat? Why?’ commissioned in collaboration with H-Net Nutrition by series editors Kristen Ann Ehrenberger and Lisa Haushofer. Posts will appear simultaneously on both sites. Please visit and

REMEDIA is podcasting!

Dear readers, We are very happy to announce that REMEDIA are launching a Podcast! The podcast will explore current issues in health and medicine with expertise from medical history and the medical humanities, in an informal and conversational way. Each

REMEDIA is podcasting!

Dear readers, We are very happy to announce that REMEDIA are launching a Podcast! The podcast will explore current issues in health and medicine with expertise from medical history and the medical humanities, in an informal and conversational way. Each

Heat and Vaccine Lymph: How warm climates disrupted British imperial public health practices, 1880-1903

By Kristin Brig In his 1894 Reports on the Public Health in the British Cape Colony, Dr. Alfred Gregory spotted a frustrating problem with the colony’s supply of vaccine lymph: hot temperatures were killing the lymph’s cowpox viruses, rendering the

Heat and Vaccine Lymph: How warm climates disrupted British imperial public health practices, 1880-1903

By Kristin Brig In his 1894 Reports on the Public Health in the British Cape Colony, Dr. Alfred Gregory spotted a frustrating problem with the colony’s supply of vaccine lymph: hot temperatures were killing the lymph’s cowpox viruses, rendering the

“Tiny Jaws”: Locust Plagues in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

By Christian Ruth A Gnawing Threat Locusts are plagues. When one imagines a swarm of locusts, images of dusky, swift-moving clouds of insects come to mind. This is, of course, accurate. Plagues of locusts will blanket the sky, blinding lines of

“Tiny Jaws”: Locust Plagues in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

By Christian Ruth A Gnawing Threat Locusts are plagues. When one imagines a swarm of locusts, images of dusky, swift-moving clouds of insects come to mind. This is, of course, accurate. Plagues of locusts will blanket the sky, blinding lines of

Climate Change, Health, and the Anthropocene: Why We Must Study the Past

By Alexander More Climate Change on a Human Scale The alarming pace of climate change is cadenced by headlines repeating that this year, this summer, this month was the hottest on record, while polar ice reached the lowest extent ever

Climate Change, Health, and the Anthropocene: Why We Must Study the Past

By Alexander More Climate Change on a Human Scale The alarming pace of climate change is cadenced by headlines repeating that this year, this summer, this month was the hottest on record, while polar ice reached the lowest extent ever

What Calories Do

By Nina Mackert In May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced new labels that will have to be printed on most packaged food products by July 2018. In a presentation at the White House, Michelle Obama praised the

What Calories Do

By Nina Mackert In May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced new labels that will have to be printed on most packaged food products by July 2018. In a presentation at the White House, Michelle Obama praised the

Managing Victorian Reproduction: Medical Authority over Childbirth in British Advice Literature

By Anne Huebel “Obey implicitly the advice and directions of your medical attendant.”[I] Such was the advice of Dr. Thomas Bull for women in labor. Dr. Pye Henry Chavasse, Bull’s contemporary and rival in the advice literature industry, agreed. Doctors Bull

Managing Victorian Reproduction: Medical Authority over Childbirth in British Advice Literature

By Anne Huebel “Obey implicitly the advice and directions of your medical attendant.”[I] Such was the advice of Dr. Thomas Bull for women in labor. Dr. Pye Henry Chavasse, Bull’s contemporary and rival in the advice literature industry, agreed. Doctors Bull