Erika M. Grimminger will graduate in May with an M.A. in History. Her concentration is in United States History, but her other interests include Public History, Medieval History, and the History of Medicine. She would someday like to obtain a doctorate in medical history. She received a B.A. in Social Studies/Secondary Education from Juniata College. She would like to thank Dr. Winer for requiring her to read the book that inspired this essay and for encouraging her to pursue this topic.