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Boston Strong

An interview with Joan Ilacqua, Strong Medicine Project Coordinator at Harvard University, by Julie Barzilay.  There is no way to anticipate how the world will historically view the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.  But there is one thing a historian can control, and

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Boston Strong

An interview with Joan Ilacqua, Strong Medicine Project Coordinator at Harvard University, by Julie Barzilay.  There is no way to anticipate how the world will historically view the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.  But there is one thing a historian can control, and

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S K I N N E T S

Two poems by Wythe Marschall. To get under the skin of the history of medieval European medicine—to understand this history through a different perspective to rational narrations of events—I’ve been writing sonnets about diseases, sufferers, and practitioners. Each of the two poems

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S K I N N E T S

Two poems by Wythe Marschall. To get under the skin of the history of medieval European medicine—to understand this history through a different perspective to rational narrations of events—I’ve been writing sonnets about diseases, sufferers, and practitioners. Each of the two poems

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Life is Sweet?

An interview with Robert Lustig by Kate Womersley. Dr Robert Lustig trained at Cornell Medical School and is now a professor of pediatric endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of Fat Chance: The Bitter Truth

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Life is Sweet?

An interview with Robert Lustig by Kate Womersley. Dr Robert Lustig trained at Cornell Medical School and is now a professor of pediatric endocrinology at University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of Fat Chance: The Bitter Truth

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Make Me Better

Is there a difference between medicine and enhancement? An interview with Anders Sandberg.  Anders Sandberg did his Ph.D. in computational neuroscience at Stockholm University on neural network modeling of human memory. He is currently a James Martin Research Fellow at the Future

Adderall

Make Me Better

Is there a difference between medicine and enhancement? An interview with Anders Sandberg.  Anders Sandberg did his Ph.D. in computational neuroscience at Stockholm University on neural network modeling of human memory. He is currently a James Martin Research Fellow at the Future

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Natural Appearances

by Paolo Savoia Gaspare Tagliacozzi and Renaissance Rhinoplasty: Restoration, Enhancement, and the Limits of Nature One of the few human features which is almost always visible is the face. We rely on it for emotional expression, view it as a site of

De_curtorum_chirurgia_8

Natural Appearances

by Paolo Savoia Gaspare Tagliacozzi and Renaissance Rhinoplasty: Restoration, Enhancement, and the Limits of Nature One of the few human features which is almost always visible is the face. We rely on it for emotional expression, view it as a site of

The Love Letter

A Girl’s Best Friend

by Lisa Haushofer “At equal merit, prefer a friend as a physician to all others.” This quotation by Celsus (preface, book 1) opens J.P. Marie de Saint-Ursin’s 1804 cosmetic advice manual for women, titled “L’ami des femmes.” Both, quote and

The Love Letter

A Girl’s Best Friend

by Lisa Haushofer “At equal merit, prefer a friend as a physician to all others.” This quotation by Celsus (preface, book 1) opens J.P. Marie de Saint-Ursin’s 1804 cosmetic advice manual for women, titled “L’ami des femmes.” Both, quote and

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DEATH: An Introduction

from the Editors In his essay, ‘A Hanging’, George Orwell looks on as a condemned man is led to his execution: It was about forty yards to the gallows. I watched the bare brown back of 
the prisoner marching in

Cemetery

DEATH: An Introduction

from the Editors In his essay, ‘A Hanging’, George Orwell looks on as a condemned man is led to his execution: It was about forty yards to the gallows. I watched the bare brown back of 
the prisoner marching in