Kristine Shields, Author
Pregnancy and the Pharmaceutical Industry
The book explores the medical, ethical, scientific, and legal rationales behind the movement towards the inclusion of pregnant women in drug studies.
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How I Got Started
When I was maybe 5 or 6, I followed my two big sisters along the back of the attic and up three rough wooden steps. They unhooked the latch on the oddly shaped door and we crawled onto the small piece of plywood that was laid on the rafters.
Rows and rows of prickly pink insulation surrounded the three of us. If I stepped there, I would fall through the ceiling of the room below and my sisters would never let me in the attic with them again. They took out their pens and I took out my pencil and we began to write our books.
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RaDonda Leanne Vaught became the first nurse criminally convicted for a medication error.
Up until the early 1900s, warts found anywhere on the body were all attributed to the “human wart virus.”
Kathleen and Craig Folbigg’s first baby, Caleb, died when he was 19 days old.
Had medication abortion been available in 1994, she might still be alive. Today there are safe and effective medications to induce abortion.
Confident child.I carried the little budjust below my breastbonein that unguarded ganglia of nerves. Thenyour filthy handsbelow my collarbonescaused such desiccation.There is no rejuvenation ofdead buds or dead nerves.Dry leaves stuck in my throatsuffocating poetry, intimacy, and kinship. And soI lay my healing hands onclavicle and symphysis and sacrumto succor buds in other girlsin vindication […]
The Physician, Military Officer, and Public Health Advocate who was Born a Woman and Lived as a Man. One of the most forward-thinking public health professionals in the pantheon of British physicians is a man who is rarely mentioned. Some think he should be nominated for the title “The Father of Public Health,” while others […]
Continuing the story of sex and STIs following Part 1 of An Indelicate History posted on this blog earlier. Here we cover the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
Test your knowledge about the common sexually transmitted infections
We were called to her hospital bedside in April 2015. They didn’t think she’d make it through the night. She was a frail and fragile patient. Or so they thought.
The risks good people will take to prevent and relieve suffering is awe-inspiring. Scientists and gardeners, kings and orphans, risked their arms, their eyes, their hands and their lives to help others because they wanted to. When did so many of us stop wanting to?