20th century

The iconic kiss on Time Square (1945)

“Kissing the War Goodbye” by U.S. Navy photo journalists Victor Jorgensen

On today´s International Kissing Day I cover the story behind the photograph called “V-J Day in Times Square” by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
A kiss can have many meanings: joy, love, victory, passion, power etc. This very kiss changed its meaning: For a long time it was seen as a symbol of victory and romance but nowadays some see sexual assault in it.
But why?

20th century Doctor of the Week Nobel Prize

Gerty Cori – the first female Nobel Prize winner

Gerty Cori after facing a lot of obstacles, the highpoint of her career was her Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1947 – as first woman. Just 2 women won a Nobel Prize in science before: Marie Curie and her daughter Iréne Joliot-Curie.

20th century WWII

NS-Medicine and its end 75 years ago

A cold water experiment at the KZ Dachau

NS-medicine is an example for the special condition war and/or a totalitarian regime offers to medical personnel and even more that medical research has its dark sides, which make the consideration of ethics so essential.