History

Current Issue

Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, ill with the flu at a nearby camp in 1918.
Fall 2018

BY KATIE VLOET

Dean Vaughan and the 1918 influenza pandemic

Past Issues

A surgeon at war
Fall 2016

The scrapbooks of Frederick A. Coller, M.D.

Smoking at Michigan
Winter 2017

BY LAURA HIRSHBEIN, M.D., PH.D.; AND JOEL HOWELL, M.D., PH.D.

On cigarettes, once ubiquitous in hospitals

Frederick Novy and the birth of the physician-scientist
Summer 2017

BY LARA ZIELIN

Frederick Novy and the birth of the physician-scientist

ON A MISSION Mary Hancock McLean (M.D. 1883) became a champion for those in need, both in her native St. Louis and around the world. The newspaper clip below highlights one of her overseas missions: “Here in St. Louis, a cultured woman has abandoned an income of $10,000 a year and the comforts and enjoyments of the land of her birth to become a missionary in China.”
Spring 2018

BY LARA ZIELIN

Alumna Mary Hancock McLean, pioneering female surgeon

Simpson Memorial Institute
Fall-Winter 2015

By Dea Boster

An early philanthropic gift helped transform research

Pushball
Fall 2016

By James Tobin

A university rivalry and the roots of college football

The New Life Giver
Winter 2017

By Lauren Crawford; Photo by Austin Thomason

A 19th century medical sham

Dr. Howard Markel’s new book about the Kellogg brothers
Fall 2017

Dr. Howard Markel’s new book about the Kellogg brothers

A co-ed, 1893 demonstration in nervous diseases class.
Spring 2016

By Joel Howell, M.D., Ph.D.

How U-M influenced contemporary medical education

Cupping Set
Fall-Winter 2015

By Allison Wilson

A cupping set, dating to the 19th century

Artificial Leech
Spring 2016

Bloodletting technology of the 1800s