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A Radical Intervention, 1894
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2018
William Halsted’s approach to mastectomy took the medical world by storm at the turn of the last century.
The Child Hatchery, 1896
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2018
The incubator exhibitions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries publicized the care of premature babies.
A Brush with Inheritance, 1878
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2018
Lampbrush chromosomes, first observed in the 19th century, still offer an unparalleled glimpse into how genetic information is organized in the cell.
Fake News: Mars Edition, circa 1877
Diana Kwon | Jan 1, 2018
Giovanni Schiaparelli’s maps of Mars sparked the belief that intelligent life exists on the planet.
Meet the Press, 1967
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2017
Fifty years ago, Arthur Kornberg announced to reporters that his team had synthesized functional DNA.
The Wada Test, 1948
Philip Jaekl | Nov 1, 2017
A decades-old neurological procedure developed under unique and difficult conditions in postwar Japan remains critical to the treatment of epilepsy.
Bathtub Bloodbath, 1793
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat took on many roles over the course of his life, including physician and scientist.
Discovery of the Malaria Parasite, 1880
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
Most didn’t believe French doctor Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran when he said he’d spotted the causative agent of the disease—and that it was an animal.
Demonstrating Discontent, May 21, 1990
Andrea Anderson | Jul 17, 2017
Activists demanded greater access to and involvement in clinical research for AIDS treatments—and their protests were heard.
Self-Experimentation Led to the Discovery of IgE
Andrea Anderson | Jun 1, 2017
In the 1960s, immunologists took matters into their own hands—and under their own skin—to characterize an immunoglobulin involved in allergies.