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Aug 18, 1920: Woman Suffrage Amendment Ratified

The 19th amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, received two-thirds majority of state ratification thanks to Tennessee and is now a new law. 309 more words

On This Day In History

The Anaesthetized Queen & the Path to Painless Childbirth

‘Did the epidural hurt?’ I ask Rebecca Rideal—editor of The History Vault—one morning as we sit outside the British Library.

‘Not really.’ She hesitates, clearly wanting to say more without divulging too much information. 1,072 more words


sandvick reblogged this on DailyHistory.org and commented:

The Chirurgeon's Apprentice has a posted an article about the introduction of the use of chloroform for childbirth in 1840s Britain. The post describes how Queen Victoria even used chloroform when her seventh child, Prince Leopold, was born. VIctoria's use of the drug helped popularize the drug for childbirth.

Florence Boyere (Part 3)

For simplicity of this piece, the Whittells are accordingly referred to as Jr. and Sr.

The below is not an academic monograph by any means, but rather I am attempting to make some sense of the events which took place. 1,450 more words


A Remarkable Career in Psychiatry

In 2012 Dr. Lucy Ozarin was interviewed at the National Library of Medicine as part of an oral history project related to the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) 1,855 more words


Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent

Judy Garland was small in stature, but huge in talent. Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent tells the story of her rise to fame against all odds by displaying one of the most amazing voices in Hollywood history. 83 more words

American History

Two audio podcasts about August 26th, Women's Equality Day

Have you ever heard the Joint Resolution of Congress that in 1971 designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day?

The first audio podcast read by Amelia Bowen spells out the directive. 22 more words

Suffrage Movement


WAVES at the Naval Training Center in Norman, Oklahoma bundle up to do outdoor calisthenics in this photo from February 1943.

The photograph comes from the… 9 more words