Monthly Archives: June 2014

Salons of Paris, Then and Now

The quality of the eating, without a doubt, could make or break a Parisian salon. Today’s nostalgists may fantasize about the gathering of minds that took place each week at Gertrude Stein’s apartments on the rue de Fleurus near the jardins Luxembourg, but for many participants the buffet table held equal appeal. Stein’s lover Alice B. Toklas paid so much […]

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The Long and Short of It: Looking Back on the History of Same-Sex Marriage, One Year after Windsor

Here is a guest post I wrote for the wonderful history-of-medicine blog Nursing Clio

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