History

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

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

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

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

Letters to the Editor/Dr. Novy III and Doctors of Tomorrow
Fall 2017

Dr. Novy III and Doctors of Tomorrow

Four generations at the Medical School
Summer 2017

BY KATIE GOLDRATH

Four generations at the Medical School

The New Life Giver
Winter 2017

By Lauren Crawford; Photo by Austin Thomason

A 19th century medical sham

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

Pushball
Fall 2016

By James Tobin

A university rivalry and the roots of college football

Learning from Medicine’s Complex Past
Fall 2016

By Alexandra Minna Stern, Ph.D.

Reflecting on early 20th century eugenic sterilization practices in California