Author Archives: remedianetwork

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

Motherly love in pregnancy: On its historical emergence in German medical texts (1900-1950)

By Lisa Malich Today, pregnancy is often considered a time full of tender emotions and motherly love. This is especially the case in representations of pregnancy in ’how-to guides’ for mothers. Nevertheless – contrary to our current assumptions – motherly

Motherly love in pregnancy: On its historical emergence in German medical texts (1900-1950)

By Lisa Malich Today, pregnancy is often considered a time full of tender emotions and motherly love. This is especially the case in representations of pregnancy in ’how-to guides’ for mothers. Nevertheless – contrary to our current assumptions – motherly

A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

By Claire Brock The Royal College of Surgeons (England) runs a scheme called ‘Women in Surgery (WinS)’ to ‘encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfill their surgical ambitions’. Its aims are five-fold: to raise the profile of women in surgery;

A Historical Perspective on Women in Surgery

By Claire Brock The Royal College of Surgeons (England) runs a scheme called ‘Women in Surgery (WinS)’ to ‘encourage, enable and inspire women to fulfill their surgical ambitions’. Its aims are five-fold: to raise the profile of women in surgery;