Hilary C. Aquino

Hilary C. Aquino, an assistant professor of History at Albright College in Reading, PA, is a New York City native.   She is currently writing a book on the career of Dr. Leona Baumgartner, the first female commissioner of the New York City Department of Health.

Hilary C. Aquino appears in the following:

At the Forefront of Death: Cancer in Midcentury

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

D.I.Y. pap smears and other 1950s anti-cancer tools.
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Leona Baumgartner, Elvis, and the Fight Against Polio

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The idea that a hideous monster in the form of a disease could attack the vitality of the nation's youth was a familiar story line to movie-going audiences in 1950s America.
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