Tag: history

Tweeting AAHM 2013

The American Association for the History of Medicine met for its 2013 annual meeting back in May at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, (fittingly, just across the street from the Centers for Disease Control). It was my first time at the AAHM conference and I enjoyed hearing papers, giving my talk on the history of… Read more »

The Baby in the Double Helix

This is a reprint of a post I wrote for Nursing Clio in August 2012. It is the first of a three-part series on genetics and genetic counseling. What makes for a healthy baby? Is it an absence of something? Or is it a particular quality? Once we’ve defined it, how do we go about… Read more »

Now It’s Everybody’s Fault

This is a reprint of a post I wrote for Nursing Clio in September 2012. It is the second of a three-part series on genetics and genetic counseling. Welcome to the second in a series of posts discussing genetics, prenatal testing, and genetic counseling. In this post we’ll be thinking about blame and birth atypicality.[1]… Read more »