How a Health Historian Became a Comedy Headliner
Arts & Culture / Health & Medicine

How a Health Historian Became a Comedy Headliner

Sometimes comedy is all about the timing: The Yellow Fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia in 1793 was absolutely not funny at the time when it left 5000 Philadelphians dead. “But more than 200 years later, we can laugh at the ridiculous treatments that heaped even more misery upon the epidemic,” said Dr. Michael Yudell, … Continue reading

From India, Japan and Syria, 19th Century Women Who Trekked to Philadelphia for Medical School
Community & Society / Health & Medicine

From India, Japan and Syria, 19th Century Women Who Trekked to Philadelphia for Medical School

You might not expect radio to be the medium popularizing an old photo, but so it is this month, with a photo of some extraordinary medical students in Pennsylvania in 1885, who were featured on Public Radio International’s “The World.”  A version of the story is continuing to air on the BBC World Service in … Continue reading

Will the World End Tomorrow? Drexel’s Mayan History Expert Says No
Arts & Culture / Community & Society / Science & Technology

Will the World End Tomorrow? Drexel’s Mayan History Expert Says No

If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet because you were counting on the apocalypse taking place on Friday, December 21, 2012 – as many people claim the Mayan calendar predicts – Drexel anthropologist Dr. Judith Storniolo has bad news for you. Storniolo claims that – while we live in a culture that has a linear perception … Continue reading