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”

History of Mental Health Treatments

This is a Guest Post from Licensed Nurse Practitioner and Mental Health History Nerd, Sherry Michaels Perry All Photos Courtesy of cvltnation and Americas Most The mental health field has changed a great deal since the 1800’s. Back then, you could be committed for almost any reason. A husband could commit his wife forContinue reading “History of Mental Health Treatments”

The Polio Epidemic of the Early 20th Century

This is a guest post from Licensed Nurse Practioner and medical history nerd, Sherry Michaels Perry.   In the early 20th century summer was a scary time. Families would isolate themselves in their homes, not allowing their children to play with other children. There would be no public functions and no swimming in an openContinue reading “The Polio Epidemic of the Early 20th Century”