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

Irish Medical Migration and the First World War

By David Durnin “I was just wasting my time remaining in Ireland. I became very restless. I wanted to get away. Anywhere out of Dublin.”[i] These were the words of James Abraham, an Irish doctor who received his M.D. from

Irish Medical Migration and the First World War

By David Durnin “I was just wasting my time remaining in Ireland. I became very restless. I wanted to get away. Anywhere out of Dublin.”[i] These were the words of James Abraham, an Irish doctor who received his M.D. from

The Artificial Kidney

By Gill Paul  During the Second World War, Dr. Willem Kolff used parts from an old car motor, washing-machine components, orange-juice cans and sausage skins to create the world’s first artificial kidney. He was working in Nazi-occupied Holland where it was

The Artificial Kidney

By Gill Paul  During the Second World War, Dr. Willem Kolff used parts from an old car motor, washing-machine components, orange-juice cans and sausage skins to create the world’s first artificial kidney. He was working in Nazi-occupied Holland where it was

Medical Migration between Turkey and Germany from the 1930s to the 1970s: The Establishment of a Transnational Professional Network

  By Lisa Peppler It is not widely known that medical migration is one of the most important parts of the Turkish-German relationship, as well as a central part of the medical history in both countries. Today’s strong transnational network

Medical Migration between Turkey and Germany from the 1930s to the 1970s: The Establishment of a Transnational Professional Network

  By Lisa Peppler It is not widely known that medical migration is one of the most important parts of the Turkish-German relationship, as well as a central part of the medical history in both countries. Today’s strong transnational network

Homesick: Disease and Distance in American Indian Boarding Schools

By Juliet Larkin-Gilmore In 1944, sixteen-year old Madonna Mary Swan confessed to her teacher, “I don’t want to die like they did, far away from mother and father, not seeing them again.”[1] She was referring to her friends who had succumbed

Homesick: Disease and Distance in American Indian Boarding Schools

By Juliet Larkin-Gilmore In 1944, sixteen-year old Madonna Mary Swan confessed to her teacher, “I don’t want to die like they did, far away from mother and father, not seeing them again.”[1] She was referring to her friends who had succumbed

A Dysfunctional Diaspora? Causes and consequences of mental illness among (mainly) British immigrants to Canada, c. 1870 – c. 1914

By Marjory Harper A transient tradesman In December 1911 Jack[1], a thirty-nine-year-old Scot, was admitted to the British Columbia Provincial Hospital in New Westminster with delusions and auditory hallucinations. After leaving school at the age of eleven, Jack had worked

A Dysfunctional Diaspora? Causes and consequences of mental illness among (mainly) British immigrants to Canada, c. 1870 – c. 1914

By Marjory Harper A transient tradesman In December 1911 Jack[1], a thirty-nine-year-old Scot, was admitted to the British Columbia Provincial Hospital in New Westminster with delusions and auditory hallucinations. After leaving school at the age of eleven, Jack had worked

The Scale of Blood

By Darren N. Wagner [1] “A” is for “Blood” Examining blood has been instrumental to Western medical practice since antiquity, but methods and technologies for observing blood have changed dramatically, and so too have the social meanings of blood. I

The Scale of Blood

By Darren N. Wagner [1] “A” is for “Blood” Examining blood has been instrumental to Western medical practice since antiquity, but methods and technologies for observing blood have changed dramatically, and so too have the social meanings of blood. I