One of the more dramatic findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s interrogation practices is that some uncooperative detainees were subjected to “rectal rehydration” and “rectal feedings.” But doctors say the practice is almost never used, that…

Forty-nine years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson found himself in Independence, Missouri. Although he was surrounded by a gaggle of politicians, distinguished guests and Secret Service agents, the president was armed only with a fountain pen, a bottle of ink…

In 1972, the New York Times reported that more than 3,000 people in the U.S. choked to death that year, making it the sixth most common cause of accidental death. Up until that time, the usual response upon discovering a…

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