Post Tagged with:MEDICINE

On the Move: A Life

MEMOIR

On the Move: A Life

In the wake of a terminal diagnosis, one of neurology's greatest visionaries leaves behind a legacy of voracious research, loyalty, and "violent enthusiasms". Review by Daniel Menaker....
The Restart Button

DAYBOOK

The Restart Button

52 years ago this week, Jonas Salk cured polio. But the story - and backlash - didn't end there....
Before the Needle Pierced

DAYBOOK

Before the Needle Pierced

Insulin's first treatment for diabetes brought aid to a deadly disease, and an age of pharmacy as industry....
A Big Truck Going By

DAYBOOK

A Big Truck Going By

Five years ago today, a monstrous earthquake struck Haiti. But the relief effort that followed brought chaos of its own....
Vaccines and Vampires: Eula Biss on Science, Fear, and Metaphor

Interviews

Vaccines and Vampires: Eula Biss on Science, Fear, and Metaphor

The author of On Immunity explores the fear that drives "anti-vax" advocates, its causes, and its cost....
Extreme Medicine

Long List

Extreme Medicine

Dr. Kevin Fong charts the symbiotic relation between curative science and daredevil explorers, as today's doctors invent new techniques to heal the wounds of every ailing Indiana Jones.

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Diagnosing Giants: Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World

Reviews & Essays

Diagnosing Giants: Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World

The injuries and illnesses that made history.

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Five Days at Memorial

Reviews & Essays

Five Days at Memorial

In Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, one hospital's isolation produced a nightmare for doctors and their patients.

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Island Practice

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Island Practice

For the past three decades, the health of the residents of Nantucket has been the charge of Dr. Timothy Lepore, a larger than life figure who carves scalpels from stone and hunts with a pet...

God’s Hotel

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God’s Hotel

Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco is the last American survivor of an institution that goes back to the Middle Ages -- an almshouse whose sole function is to care for the sick and the...