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Vaccines: How Medical Innovation Changed the World Around Infectious Disease

Rob McCarty (2018) is a biology major at Grinnell from Hudson, Florida with a particular interest in molecular biology. He played football each of his four years and plans to enter research in cancer biology after Grinnell. It is hard for us today to imagine a time when a child’s first trips to the doctor… Read more Vaccines: How Medical Innovation Changed the World Around Infectious Disease

The Solution to Weak Knees: A History of the Total Knee Replacement

Nick Brule is a third year student at Grinnell College majoring in Biological Chemistry. Post Grinnell he plans to attend medical school. He is also a member of the men’s soccer team at Grinnell and enjoys solving Rubik’s cubes in his free time. The total knee replacement is one of the great developments within medicine in… Read more The Solution to Weak Knees: A History of the Total Knee Replacement

The Outside Looking In: Social Influences on Mental Health

JP DeFranco is a second year biology/neuroscience major and active in athletics specifically golf, weight training and basketball.  JP has worked extensively with youth coaching basketball and special needs students.  He enjoys spending time with his family and watching movies. Mental health and mental health treatments have been a trendy contemporary topic in our country.… Read more The Outside Looking In: Social Influences on Mental Health

Prozac and Depression: A History of Opposing Theories

Connor Mulligan is an undergraduate Chemistry Major at Grinnell College who has an interest in psychiatric medicine. In an era of evidence-based medical practice, psychiatry is falling behind. Treatment options and the theories behind them have retained a few common threads for the last two hundred years, but most have varied widely. Other medical specialties… Read more Prozac and Depression: A History of Opposing Theories

“Frailty, Danger, and Isolation”: Turn-of-the Century America and the Pathologization of Old Age

Meredith Carroll is a rising senior at Grinnell College, where she studies history, plays flute, and braves the Iowa climate as a campus tour guide. Her interests include the history of the popularization of science and its intersections with the history of the book. She can regularly be found ensconced in Grinnell’s Burling Library, with… Read more “Frailty, Danger, and Isolation”: Turn-of-the Century America and the Pathologization of Old Age