Kate Grauvogel is a historian of modern medicine and science in the United States and Europe. During her stay at the Institute, she was a PhD candidate in history and philosophy of science and medicine at Indiana University, Bloomington. Tracing the history of blood clots in women from the late 18th century to the mid-20th century, her dissertation shows how research on women’s bodies shaped scientific practices and discoveries. These include experimental methods, pathological theories about the causes of clotting and their relationship to pregnancy and disease, the development of endocrinology, and hormone therapies, especially birth-control pills.