July 2015

Early Eating Disorders… are they actually Anorexia Nervosa?

Rebecca Salter is a senior anthropology major at Grinnell College. In her free time, she enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, exploring the outdoors, and playing with her dog, Boo Radley. The red carpet at the annual Academy Awards shows off the height of fashion among celebrities who are idolized by society. Beyond the glitz and glamour,… Read more Early Eating Disorders… are they actually Anorexia Nervosa?

The Anatomy of a Pandemic: What went wrong during the 1918 influenza outbreak?

by Ruth Riedl The flu is generally accepted to be a seasonal occurrence that most people don’t worry much about, except to get a flu shot. Odds are that if you’re a healthy adult who has had a flu shot, you’ll be fine, unless things go wrong and the virus mutates so that vaccines are… Read more The Anatomy of a Pandemic: What went wrong during the 1918 influenza outbreak?

Read All About It!: The Abortion Debate in the Nineteenth Century American Press

Sarah Arena is a history major at Grinnell College. On March 3, 1846, the Boston Daily Times advertised on behalf of Madame Restell: “‘FEMALE MONTHLY PILLS’ now acknowledged by the medical fraternity to be the only safe, mild, and efficient remedy to be depended upon in long standing cases of Suppression, irregularity, or stoppage of… Read more Read All About It!: The Abortion Debate in the Nineteenth Century American Press