Angels of Death: Nurses Who Kill

Angels of Death: Nurses Who Kill Staff Writer and Medical historian Sherry Michaels Perry When you are sick in the hospital, there is one person who is there to take care of you and make sure that you get the best care possible. Often the doctor receives most of the glory; many people do notContinue reading “Angels of Death: Nurses Who Kill”

Love Hurts: A Short History of Horrific Things Women Did for Attention From the Opposite Sex

Posted By Medical Historian and Licensed Nurse Practitioner, Sherry Michaels Perry Beauty Hurts, a Short History of What Women will do to Please Their Man. Everyone likes to look good and know that they are appealing to their significant other or to attract a significant other. Historically women have gone to very painful degrees toContinue reading “Love Hurts: A Short History of Horrific Things Women Did for Attention From the Opposite Sex”

The History of Quack Remedies

An Enlightening History of “Mothers Little Helper” and other historical cures. In the 1800’s there was a rise in the production of quack cures and the peddlers that went door to door selling them. Considering the number of children most women had they were more than excited to buy a bottle of “Mothers Little Helper”Continue reading “The History of Quack Remedies”

Morris Memorial Home for Crippled Children. Milton, West Virginia

Morris Memorial Hospital for Crippled Children Along a winding country road atop a hillside in Cabell County, you will find a large, colonial revival style building. It looks a little worse for wear right now having been abandoned since 2009 when Rose Greene closed the doors of the Morris Memorial Nursing Home. This building startedContinue reading “Morris Memorial Home for Crippled Children. Milton, West Virginia”

The Huntington State Hospital Fire. Huntington, West Virginia 1952. (Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital)

Photo Courtesy of WVDHR Huntington’s Home for Incurables Posted by Medical History Staff Writer Sherry Michaels Perry In 1897 the WV Legislature designated a building and 30 acres of land on Norway Ave as the “Home for the Incurables”. The name has changed a few more times since then from the “WV Asylum” to HuntingtonContinue reading “The Huntington State Hospital Fire. Huntington, West Virginia 1952. (Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital)”