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Magnets of Mercy Treat War Injuries, 1915

Magnets of Mercy Treat War Injuries, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: March 13, 1915 In a war that was defined by the mass production of war supplies, the great manufacturing center of Pittsburgh, Pa., was already an important source of matériel for all the armies involved: "Pittsburgh's great industrial plants are furnishing practically all the barbed [...]..

March 13, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff
Finding the Right Confidence Interval

Finding the Right Confidence Interval

"Stick to your guns." "Put your nickel down." "Stand your ground." If you're a medical student, there is an excellent chance you have heard one of these in the course of your training.

February 21, 2015 — Ilana Yurkiewicz
So, you want to write about medicine?

So, you want to write about medicine?

Last year, I was honored to receive an invitation to address the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association (AMA) on writing about medicine.

January 31, 2015 — Ilana Yurkiewicz
The path of least resistance

The path of least resistance

I was glad she never asked if I had done this before. My first nasogastric tube was placed on an elderly woman with chronic liver disease. As her illness worsened, it gradually turned her skin yellow, her abdomen swollen, and her mind foggy...

January 30, 2015 — Ilana Yurkiewicz
X-Rays at War, 1915

X-Rays at War, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: January 30, 1915 X-rays were used for medical operations within a couple of months after they were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in late 1895...

January 30, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

X-Rays at War, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: January 30, 1915 X-rays were used for medical operations within a couple of months after they were discovered by Wilhelm Roentgen in late 1895...

January 30, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff
Science Far from Center Stage in Obama’s State of the Union

Science Far from Center Stage in Obama’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address, his first before a Republican-led legislature, was studded this evening with references to science and technology amidst talk of middle class tax cuts, thawing U.S...

January 20, 2015 — Dina Fine Maron

Care of the Wounded, 1914

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: November 21, 1914 From the Scientific American Supplement issue of November 21, 1914, we note, "The first object of an army in war is to disperse or destroy the enemy, but a correlative duty is the care of its own men when wounded or otherwise [...]..

November 21, 2014 — Dan Schlenoff
Practicing Narrative Medicine

Practicing Narrative Medicine

Since the first day of medical school, I was in breathless anticipation of my third year. I came to Harvard with a background in creative writing and the big draw of medicine for me lay in its compendium of human stories...

November 9, 2014 — Samyukta Mullangi
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