Valerie DeBenedette

Valerie DeBenedette is a freelance writer who lives in New York State with a small tan dog and a big red cat. She most often writes about health and medicine and knits quite frequently.
Sybil Ludington: The Teen Revolutionary Who Outrode Paul Revere
How an Early Female Travel Writer Became an Immunization Pioneer
Sushruta, Ancient Indian Surgeon and Father of the Nose Job
Virginia Apgar, the Woman Whose Name Saves Newborns
15 Wonderful Things You Might Not Know About L. Frank Baum
St. Guinefort, the Dog Venerated as a Saint
The 11 Sweetest Taffy Shops to Hit This Summer
Saint Gertrude of Nivelles: The Patron Saint of Cats (More or Less)
Retrobituaries: Dan Rice, America’s First Famous Clown
Show & Tell: Obstetrical Forceps, an Invention Kept Secret for More Than a Century
Alice Guy-Blaché, Forgotten Film Pioneer
Retrobituaries: Fanny Crosby, America’s Greatest Hymn Writer
11 Overlooked Fruits and Veggies To Try on the Grill this Year
15 Things You Might Not Know About Thomas Hart Benton
Annie Oakley Once Took Hearst Newspapers to Court for Reporting a False Cocaine Addiction


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