Making Present, Making Absent
Exploring Medical Fundraising Imagery Through the National Tuberculosis Association Christmas Seals
In 1907, the National Tuberculosis Association (NTA) began selling Christmas Seals to raise money for the fight against tuberculosis (TB). The...
Invisible in a Time of Crisis
Women, Surveillance Definitions, and Rhetorical Possibilities in the AIDS Epidemic’s First Decade
Using the 1980s Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) surveillance definitions for AIDS, this article examines how the CDC’s rhetorical techniques...
It’s Not Just in Their Heads
Risk, Sexism, and Overtreatment in the Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Controversy
Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) is the removal of both breasts when one is affected by cancer. Researchers and journalists typically...
Creating Choice and Building Consensus
Invitational Rhetoric as a Strategy to Promote Vasectomies in the United States
According to a recent study by the Brookings Institution (Reeves & Krause, 2016), vasectomies are safer, more effective, and less expensive...
Revisiting Abductive Reasoning
Triadic Communication as a Methodological Antidote to Dichotomous Thinking
Abduction, a mode of reasoning identified by Charles Sanders Peirce, informs theories of clinical decision-making, but its existing...
Review of "From Hysteria to Hormones: A Rhetorical History," Amy J. Koerber. PA: Penn State University Press, 2018.Abstract
From Hysteria to Hormones: A Rhetorical History. Amy J. Koerber. PA: Penn State University Press, 2018. 264 pages, $99.95 Hardcover,...
Review of: Diagnosing Madness: The Discursive Construction of the Psychiatric Patient, 1850–1920. Cristina Hanganu-Bresch and Carol...
Review of: You’re Doing It Wrong!: Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise. Bethany L. Johnson & Margaret M. Quinlan. New...