I haven't consulted this board for years, basically
since I closed the actual museum in my house.
These were folks who graciously consented to
be board members of what I had hoped to be
Czerwinski, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate professor of nursing, University of
Dr. Czerwinski helped create the hygienic
the space shuttle, and is now conducting a study of the hygienic
of the women in the U.S. military for the Department of Defense.
Harry Finley, B.A., ex officio
Founder and director of
of Menstruation. More bio data in Who's Who in America 2006
Who in the World 2006 (Marquis, to be published Nov.
Department of Women's Studies, Rutgers
Ms. Harzewski's interests include menstrual
the United States after 1970, including menstrual extraction and
use of washable pads.
Faculty in Women's Studies and Psychology,
University, Long Beach
A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Lange's
focuses on women's health issues, menstrual product safety and
women's ability to make informed consumer decisions.
Rachel K. Sobel,
Writer for U. S. News & World Report
As a student at Harvard, Ms. Sobel researched
the MUM archives
for her senior thesis.
Advoquita Stude, B.
Department of Environmental Engineering,
of Technology, U.S.A.
Ms. Stude focuses on the development of
Boca Raton, Florida
Ms. Thompson is an anthropologist who writes
history of medicine and women's studies. She is the author of
Wandering Womb: A cultural history of outrageous beliefs about
and is working on her next two books. She teaches forensic
M. Tierno, Jr., Ph.D.
Director of clinical microbiology and
immunology, New York
University Medical Center
Associate professor of pathology, New York
of Medicine, U.S.A.
Dr. Tierno is the leading independent
investigator of menstrual
products safety, and was instrumental in promoting the change to
in menstrual products after the toxic shock crisis of the early
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Mrs. Turner is a licensed social worker and a
health educator, and owns her own business, Moon Song Trilogy.
Ms. Walsh, who occupies a museum board seat
people under 26 years of age, is working on material for
for girls and their families, and is helping develop the Museum
She was the MUM spokeswoman at GirlCon '97 at Wellesley College
1997. Ms. Walsh tap dances, and she can put her whole fist into
Former member (deceased)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Ms. Worden directs the Mütter Museum, part of
College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.);
ranks with the National Museum of Health and Medicine,
in Washington, D.C., as the best in America. (Mütter Museum Web site.)
Appointments (as of 1998)
Professor Mack C. Padd
Wallace C. Meyer Memorial Pouncer at the Museum of
The "Black Thunderbolt"
- also called MaxiMUM - specializes in the capture of small,
harmful moving objects; enjoys Fancy Feast (Savory Salmon
likes getting scratched in just the right place (who
doesn't?). Here's more, with
BUT . . .
Recently, the MUM
director has observed
Prof. Padd either dozing off or staring into space an awful
lot, often at
birds pecking at seed right outside the glass doors of the
museum. His mouse-capture
production is stagnant; as a matter of fact, he has never
caught one. He's
become a . . . "fat cat."
I brought this up with
him on 6 November,
in his rating month, pointing out that his perqs exceeded his
He shrieked what sounded like "Tenure!" to suggestions that he
either move on, "get with it," or forget Fancy Feast.
MUM is reviewing its
policy of tenure,
reflecting a nationwide trend.
(A car tire crushed Max's
the summer of 2008. He became an indoor-outdoor cat after the
vet told me
he suffered from failing kidneys and thyroid and I knew Max
wanted to spend
time outdoors more than anything else.
The good thing is that he died fast. He was 14.)
Albert Lasker Memorial Pouncer at the Museum of Menstruation
MiniMUM joined the
staff in 1998. His c.v. includes repeated chasing-up-the-tree
events of the following staff member, and aggressive
greeting of guests in the museum; in this, he perfectly
out MaxiMUM (above), who hides under the Director's bed when
Prof. Padd, probably a Maine coon cat, takes
from the father of American advertising, Albert
Lasker, whose name also graces the highest award in
(Minnie has been missing since early May 1999,
before my coronary angioplasty, and is probably dead. I miss
T. Padd (say the name quickly)
fax and Fibs Early Commercial Tampon Memorial Part-Time
Pouncer at the Museum
Although beaten up and chased into tree tops
day by Professor Minnie Padd, PamdimoniMUM,
a blue-eyed tabby kitten who doggedly,
speak, looks through the glass doors of the museum for hours
preventing small mouse-like creatures from entering, joins MUM
as the newest
The Director of the
museum - me -
will override the resoundingly negative decision of the
(the other Professor Padd, above) to make her full time, with
privileges. (No picture yet available)
Fibs and fax
were among the earliest commercial tampons; indeed, fax
written lower case and in italics - may be the earliest, from
And read about five
feline museum interns, Fibs, fax,
Zeenie-Weenie, and Wix.
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