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Articles with keyword "medicine"


The Haunting of Summers Past

From quarantines to birthday balls -- how America coped with the polio plague.


Confronting Science

The monk and his pea plants were just the beginning of the anguish over societal values.


Both Sides of the Stethoscope

Patients and health care professionals in Maine come together over a book.


Partners of the Heart

An unconventional partnership leads to an advance in cardiac surgery.

Leon Kass


Searching for Truth: From Genesis to Genotype

Jefferson Lecturer Leon Kass describes his journey from medical school to the heart of the humanities.

Sketch of an American soldier, circa 1942.


After Shock

Maine holds a conference relating war trauma to classical literature in Washington, D.C.

Apparatus for cranial osteopathy, 1930s


Brain Booster

This ingenious handmade apparatus for cranial osteopathy, ca. 1930s, was constructed from pieces of two catchers’ mitts and a belt. Cranial osteopathy, developed by Dr.

Image of Dr. Anna Darrow, early in her career.


The Swamp Doctor

Anna Darrow could set a broken leg with some string and a flatiron.