Topic: Medicine & Public Health
A hundred years ago, hookworm disease was an epidemic across the US South. Northern philanthropy tried to help.
A foundation’s early criticism of the all-male conference panel, before #nomoremanels
Century-old tips to prevent infection still make sense today.
What does it take to control the outbreak of a deadly disease?
The inside story of the study that first questioned binary sexuality and spurred outcry and controversy.
In 1923, a wealthy philanthropist’s funding helped make life-saving treatment for diabetes available to patients and doctors.
How battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.
Care for the dying, not care for a cure, was a new idea in the 1970s.
The yellow fever vaccine developed in the 1930s has been used worldwide ever since. Creating it took years and cost several lives. Some thought it would never happen.