Posts Tagged ‘public health’

Mütter Museum Goes Viral With New Influenza Pandemic Exhibition

Mütter Museum Goes Viral With New Influenza Pandemic Exhibition

September 23, 2019  |  City Life

The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia examines the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 with a multimedia exhibition, walking tours, and a chorus-led parade up Broad Street. Kimberly Haas has the story > more

Without Remediation, Diamond In The Rough A Risky Play

Without Remediation, Diamond In The Rough A Risky Play

September 22, 2017  |  Urbanism

How safe is safe enough? Environmental researcher Coryn Wolk explores the potential public health risks at a youth baseball field built on top of an industrial alloy production site surrounded by an oil refining complex > more

Skid Row Deaths Of 1963 Echoes Today's Opioid Crisis

Skid Row Deaths Of 1963 Echoes Today’s Opioid Crisis

September 8, 2017  |  History

Steve Metraux takes a look at the "Canned Heat Wave" poisoning of 1963 that took the lives of 31 people on Skid Row. The public health scholar says the parallels between this tragic incident and Kensington's opioid crisis is telling > more

A History Of Leadership During Philadelphia's Epidemics

A History Of Leadership During Philadelphia’s Epidemics

July 21, 2017  |  History

Contributor Sam Dunnington examines disease outbreaks in Philadelphia and the individuals that helped the city navigate its most deadly epidemics > more

Inside Pennsylvania Hospital's Little Seen Original Building

Inside Pennsylvania Hospital’s Little Seen Original Building

April 7, 2016  |  Photography

What does America's oldest medical facility look like on the inside? Resplendent. Photographer Chandra Lampreich takes a stroll down the airy halls of Pennsylvania Hospital with this historical overview and photo essay > more