Chipmunk cheeks may sound cute, but swollen testicles, seizures and encephalitis are not nearly so charming. Celebrate 50 years of the mumps vaccine, which has largely eliminated this once universal child illness. Continue reading How one little girl helped researchers stump the mumps
Katherine Ott is the curator of Science and Medicine at the American History Museum. She researches and oversees collections that attest to our changing perceptions of wellness, illness and bodily difference. For part two of our series highlighting Disability Employment Awareness Month, Max Kibblewhite spent some time with Ott to learn more about how notions of disability are reflected in our collections. Continue reading #InclusionWorks: How do you collect a stare?
Cold and flu season got you down? How about an hallucinogenic nasal powder or an ipecac laxative for those aches and pains? Continue reading When the cure is worse than the disease: Six cold and flu remedies you’re not taking today (for good reason)