History Of Science & Medicine Episodes

August 30, 2021

Phrenology & Crime in 19th Century America

In Nineteenth Century America there was a strong reformist push to know and improve the self. One key tactic Americans used to learn more about themselves was phrenological readings. They would pay practical phrenologists, li...

19TH Century History Of Science & Medicine

July 26, 2021

Mary Mallon (The Sad & Complicated Story of "Typhoid Mary")

Mary Mallon, known to history as Typhoid Mary, immigrated from Northern Ireland to New York City at age 15, around 1883. She found work as a cook, a well paying job for an immigrant woman and worked for number of different fa...

20TH Century Biographical History History Of Science & Medicine