History

Current Issue

Professor James Gerrit Van Zwaluwenburg
Winter 2019

BY JAMES TOBIN

An early adopter of radiology at U-M

Sarah Gertrude Banks
Summer 2019

BY KATIE VLOET

Sarah Gertrude Banks, champion of women’s suffrage and health care

Past Issues

Frederick Novy and the birth of the physician-scientist
Summer 2017

BY LARA ZIELIN

Frederick Novy and the birth of the physician-scientist

ON A MISSION Mary Hancock McLean (M.D. 1883) became a champion for those in need, both in her native St. Louis and around the world. The newspaper clip below highlights one of her overseas missions: “Here in St. Louis, a cultured woman has abandoned an income of $10,000 a year and the comforts and enjoyments of the land of her birth to become a missionary in China.”
Spring 2018

BY LARA ZIELIN

Alumna Mary Hancock McLean, pioneering female surgeon

Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, ill with the flu at a nearby camp in 1918.
Fall 2018

BY KATIE VLOET

Dean Vaughan and the 1918 influenza pandemic

Simpson Memorial Institute
Fall-Winter 2015

By Dea Boster

An early philanthropic gift helped transform research

Pushball
Fall 2016

By James Tobin

A university rivalry and the roots of college football

A surgeon at war
Fall 2016

The scrapbooks of Frederick A. Coller, M.D.

Smoking at Michigan
Winter 2017

BY LAURA HIRSHBEIN, M.D., PH.D.; AND JOEL HOWELL, M.D., PH.D.

On cigarettes, once ubiquitous in hospitals

Dr. Howard Markel’s new book about the Kellogg brothers
Fall 2017

Dr. Howard Markel’s new book about the Kellogg brothers

A co-ed, 1893 demonstration in nervous diseases class.
Spring 2016

By Joel Howell, M.D., Ph.D.

How U-M influenced contemporary medical education

The New Life Giver
Winter 2017

By Lauren Crawford; Photo by Austin Thomason

A 19th century medical sham

Cupping Set
Fall-Winter 2015

By Allison Wilson

A cupping set, dating to the 19th century

Artificial Leech
Spring 2016

Bloodletting technology of the 1800s