Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers E. Thomas Ewing, Jessica Brabble, Ariel Ludwig, Linsey C. Marr, Katherine Randall to discuss their historical research around the reality
Airborne Infection Control in 20-Century Peace and War
By Tom Quick ~ The world can change unexpectedly in times of crisis. This story begins, like so many histories of medicine, with an illness.
Revealing Data: Flu Masks on Ships, 1918
Circulating Now welcomes guest bloggers Ariel Ludwig, Jessica Brabble, and E. Thomas Ewing, from Virginia Tech to explore the use of masks on World War
Screening the Nurse: Film, Fear, and Narrative from the 1940s to the 1970s
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger David Cantor, PhD, an investigador (researcher) at the Instituto de Desarrollo Económico y Social (IDES), Buenos Aires Argentina and an
‘Barbed-wire disease’ during the First World War
By Matthew Stibbe ~ Even before the guns fell silent in Northern France and Belgium on November 11, 1918, the prevalence of mental disturbance among
Following the Rear: Travails of the Union Army’s Ambulance Corps
Circulating Now welcomes guest blogger Benjamin Forrest, a fourth year medical student at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has just completed an intercalated
A Great War Postscript: Spring 1919
At last, Dr. Bayne-Jones received word that he would be released from army service in May 1919. By early June, he was back in the U.S. for the first time in over two years.
Detailing Michael DeBakey’s War Years: Puzzle Pieces
By Sanders Marble ~ In November 2017, I was fortunate to get an NLM Michael E. Debakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine to explore
One Medical Officer’s Armistice Day
By Susan L. Speaker ~ The newspaper headlines on November 11, 1918 were exultant: after more than four long years, the Great War was over!
“Fit to Fight”: Home front Army doctors and VD during WW I
By Susan L. Speaker ~ After the United States entered the World War in April 1917, Dr. Wilbur Sawyer, a 37-year-old public health administrator with