consumerism

“One of Our Greatest Investments”: Breastfeeding in the Early 20th Century United States

Sam Curry is a fourth year Anthropology major from South Kingstown, Rhode Island. His main academic interests involve humans’ relationships with the nature and environmental health, and he hopes to work in environmental policy after graduation. His other main  interest is racquetball. In 1912, pediatrician Henry L. Coit, mourning his son’s death from typhoid fever,… Read more “One of Our Greatest Investments”: Breastfeeding in the Early 20th Century United States

A History of Drug Advertising, Federal Drug Regulation, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

My name is Oliver Vande Stouwe and I am a Chemistry and Economics double major at Grinnell College. I was born and raised in Grinnell but, it wasn’t until late in my high school career that I knew Grinnell College was the school I would attend. I knew Grinnell as a great academic institution with… Read more A History of Drug Advertising, Federal Drug Regulation, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship

Nearsighted Normalcy: Evaluating What Frames Our Perspective on Normal Health and Illness

Annie Galloway is a second year undergraduate student at Grinnell College. Most humans want to have full long lives in which they are able to do what they want. Illness interferes with this desire. The Golden Age of American medicine, which created the doctor-as-hero character, promoted the expansion of medical control and the idea that… Read more Nearsighted Normalcy: Evaluating What Frames Our Perspective on Normal Health and Illness

Wonder Bread is scientifically proven to be good for me? Medical Authority and Consumerism in America

  Naomi Worob is a second year Anthropology student at Grinnell College. Currently, she is interested in health and medical humanities, and in connection to those thinking about how the arts and humanities can provide different tools for physicians to interact with and care for their patients. About midway through the semester, I was spending… Read more Wonder Bread is scientifically proven to be good for me? Medical Authority and Consumerism in America

There Will (not) Be Blood

by Irene Bruce Menstruation is something that most women experience but often don’t discuss unless in the presence of other women. The hidden nature of menstruation comes about as a result of widespread social forces that encourage women to view their bodies, and periods in particular, as objects of shame. Using sources such as books… Read more There Will (not) Be Blood