Midwifery in the 1900s

North American medical literature from the 1890’s through the 1930’s shows a determined effort by the medical community to eliminate the practice of midwifery. While…

Vibration is Life

In the 1880’s British physician, Joseph M. Granville, was searching for a better way to ‘cure’ hysteria in his female patients. By 1883, he had…

Radio Docs

When I moved to Canada in my early 30’s I was eager to make a fresh start. Before then, my professional life had been largely…

The Halifax Explosion

The morning of December 6, 1917 began as most mornings in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia…wives kissed their husbands good-bye, mothers sent their children…

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