Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) And The Battle For Medical Women

May 3, 2017 by

There are cases where the towering homogeneity of Victorian culture is exaggerated. The era of Prince Albert and Lord Palmerston was, after all, also the age of George Eliot, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx. Beneath the deceptive appearance of total societal conformity ... [Read More]

How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman? Meet Dr. May Edward Chinn

April 15, 2017 by

In this episode of “How Is It Possible We Never Learned About This Woman?”, we introduce you to Dr. May Edward Chinn, an extraordinary woman who, in addition to achieving several medical firsts, was instrumental in the development of the PAP smear in the early 1930s. Born April 15, 1896, today would have been her ... [Read More]

#IlookLikeASurgeon: Women Surgeons Are Recreating New Yorker Cover, And It’s Awesome

April 14, 2017 by

The April 3, 2017 Health, Medicine, and the Body issue of the New Yorker, features an illustration by artist Malika Favre of four female members of a surgical team looking down on a patient on the operating table. The artist’s intention behind the cover was “to capture that feeling of people ... [Read More]

HBO Releases Official Trailer For ‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’

March 16, 2017 by

HBO Films has released the official trailer for their upcoming telemovie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The feature length film, based on the critically-acclaimed book of the same title by author Rebecca Skloot, tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were taken for research without her knowledge ... [Read More]

Knitted Knockers: Bra Inserts Handmade With Love By Volunteer Knitters For Breast Cancer Survivors

February 14, 2017 by

Barbara Demorest had been healthy her whole life, so she was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Unfortunately, her biggest fear - having a mastectomy - became part of her new reality. Due to complications, immediate reconstruction was not an option. She thought about a breast prosthetic ... [Read More]

Watch: Kay Hodges, Age 97, New Jersey’s Oldest Licensed Registered Nurse, On Doing What She Loves… Working

February 7, 2017 by

Meet Kathryn "Kay" Hodges. At 97 years young she is a Public Health Nurse for the borough of Emerson in New Jersey (has been since 1967) and the state’s oldest licensed registered nurse. Armed with three quarters of a century’s worth of experience and knowledge, Kay, who finished nursing school in 1941, still spends her days ... [Read More]

Middle School Kids Tell The Story Of Henrietta Lacks With Self-Produced Music Video

October 31, 2016 by

Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer whose cells were taken for research without her knowledge in 1951 while being treated for cervical cancer. The “immortal cell line” became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the ... [Read More]

Student In Warsaw Lauds Abortion Ban Protest As End Of Poland’s ‘Era Of Quiet Women’

October 7, 2016 by

By Maya Cygańska - We were quiet. We were patient. We weren’t demanding or in the way, we were minding our own business, obviously less important than men’s. Every now and then we would catch a glimpse of bold headlines screaming about yet another woman who lost her physical or mental health, sometimes even life, ... [Read More]

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