Carolyn Roberts, Yale University historian of medicine, talks about some of the hidden histories of African American medical practitioners during slavery. Dr. Roberts explores how the enslaved used botanical knowledge, herbal therapies, and spirituality as ways to resist brutality, cure disease, and heal their communities. She vividly traces how the slave trade contributed to the development of the pharmaceutical industry, the modernization of medicine, and the advancement of natural history.
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Recently there was some big news in the science world, really big. Every now and then scientists work on something so big that it catches a lot of attention for the size alone. If a big new innovation also happens to serve a game changing purpose, then it becomes even cooler! That's exactly what today's story is all about. To begin the story we must start with a really big question.
“Love and Marriage...go together like a horse and carriage,” Frank Sinatra reminded his fans in the 1955 hit song.
But many things don’t seem to be connected in any way, yet we sometimes need to find a link. One example is having to think quickly of a connection between a person and his or her name so it can be recalled later. It’s called associative memory, the ability to learn and recall connections between unrelated items.