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“Oates’ poems force us to reflect on the ethics of experimentation and to ask if the proverbial ends justify the means.”
Revisiting the Ethics of Landmark Psychological Experiments in American Melancholy: Poems

November 8th 2023

“Oates’ poems force us to reflect on the ethics of experimentation and to ask if the proverbial ends justify the means.”

Here’s what the historic case of the Genain quadruplets reveals about some deeper, uncomfortable truths about American society.
Girls and Their Monsters, Part 3

September 18th 2023

Exploring the connection between trauma and the etiology of schizophrenia, and the ways this connection was historically interpreted in the case of the Genain quadruplets.
Girls and Their Monsters, Part 2

September 7th 2023

“The Genain quadruplets have really gone down in psychiatric history for being the ‘poster girls’ for psychiatric genetics.”
Girls and Their Monsters, Part 1

August 28th 2023

Awais Aftab, MD, and author Audrey Clare Farley, PhD, discuss Girls and Their Monsters: The Genain Quadruplets and the Making of Madness in America.
Revisiting the “Poster Girls for Psychiatric Genetics"

August 22nd 2023

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