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Insight into Victorian Era Medicine: Context to Where We Stand Today Regarding The Female Physician

Kayleigh Kresse is a third-year undergraduate student at Grinnell College on the pre-med track, working towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biological Chemistry. At the college, she is currently a co-leader on the Student on Health-Oriented Tracks committee, co-founder and co-leader of the Philippine United Students Organization (PUSO), golfs on the women’s varsity golf… Read more Insight into Victorian Era Medicine: Context to Where We Stand Today Regarding The Female Physician

The Rise of the Male Obstetrician: Childbirth as a Medical Procedure

Clara Kirkpatrick is a Senior Art History major at Grinnell College who specializes in 20th Century European Art. She intends to study Graphic Design on a graduate level and eventually work as a designer in New York City. Contemporary discourse surrounding childbirth reveals a great deal about the transformation of birthing practices over the past… Read more The Rise of the Male Obstetrician: Childbirth as a Medical Procedure

There Were Babies Before Roe v. Wade?: The Criminalization of Abortion in the 19th Century

Sarah Farbman is currently studying French and linguistics at Grinnell College and hopes to be an astronaut-ballerina someday. We all know that abortion is a huge deal in America right now, politically speaking. Even people who don’t follow politics at all will pick a side and defend it to the death. I am willing to… Read more There Were Babies Before Roe v. Wade?: The Criminalization of Abortion in the 19th Century

Questioning the Objectivity of the Biomedical Model in America: A Case Study of the History of HIV/AIDS

Sarah Corapi is a third-year student at Grinnell College with a major in Sociology and a concentration in Neuroscience. She tends to favor an interdisciplinary approach to all things health and illness related and is hoping to apply this approach to a career in public health after graduation. When not writing papers, Sarah can be… Read more Questioning the Objectivity of the Biomedical Model in America: A Case Study of the History of HIV/AIDS

ADHD in Children: A Historical and Cultural Explanation

Glenna Colerider-Krugh is a third year Spanish and Sociology double major at Grinnell College. In the past few decades, the United States has seen a dramatic rise in ADHD diagnoses in children. While there are possible therapeutic remedies, the primary method of treatment is medication, specifically powerful stimulants like Ritalin. According to one father featured… Read more ADHD in Children: A Historical and Cultural Explanation

From Stigma to Respect: A Change in Attitudes towards Women with Breast Cancer since the 19th Century

Georgia Bock is a fourth year biological chemistry major at Grinnell College. She has a long-standing interest in medicine and a recent attraction to public health. She enjoys learning about medicine through the lenses of different disciplines and hopes to find a career that will allow her to apply these various approaches. In 1985, National… Read more From Stigma to Respect: A Change in Attitudes towards Women with Breast Cancer since the 19th Century

The Resurgence of the Horrific, Harsh, and Ugly Reality of Childhood Diseases: The Inevitable Risk of Forgoing Vaccinations

Natisha Robb, an Iowa native and biological chemistry major at Grinnell College, wishes to pursue a career in medicine or youth development following graduation in May 2014. Natisha serves as a student development representative and genetics research assistant at Grinnell and tutors incarcerated students through the Liberal Arts in Prison Program. Natisha also volunteers as… Read more The Resurgence of the Horrific, Harsh, and Ugly Reality of Childhood Diseases: The Inevitable Risk of Forgoing Vaccinations