Horatio Robinson Storer

The Freaks are Us

Hollywood has produced a terrific, though historically inaccurate, movie based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum. It is a singing and dancing extravaganza that is highly compelling, though the songs are of the pop variety. Even so, the opening sequence alone, which recapitulates the story of Barnum’s fictional life, is worth the price of [...]

The Good Doctor: Horatio Robinson Storer

When the Supreme Court struck down all state laws restricting abortion in Roe v. Wade, the justices were undoing the work of a group of courageous physicians who had helped enact the laws a century earlier.  The leading force in this movement was Dr. Horatio Robinson Storer, an energetic young obstetrician from Boston. Until the [...]

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