Golden Age

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