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By Dr. Howard Markel
In 1918, working at an overcrowded Army base hospital, let alone finding yourself in one, was a nightmare.
It is the famous lightbulb-going-off story every school kid learns: How James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, cementing their place in scientific history. But as William Brangham explains, a new book titled "The Secret of Life"…
By William Brangham, Jason Kane, Claire Mufson
Ashe served as a beacon of kindness and courage for generations of African Americans, tennis players and fans, HIV/AIDS patients, nurses, health care workers, and doctors like me.
Dr. Charles H. Best made his most important discovery before he turned 23.
One hundred and ten years ago, Marie Sklodowska Curie was formally rejected for membership by the French Academy of Sciences.
This minor genius of mirth lost his left eye at the age of 6.
None of her doctors knew what was causing her rare blood disorder. And given this was more than 50 years ago, the treatment options were rather limited.
On Sept. 9, 1921, a young actress named Virginia Rappe died of a ruptured urinary bladder, days after a Labor Day party where she alleged that silent movie star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle had assaulted her.
In the mid-19th century, doctors in elite teaching hospitals would unknowingly spread deadly bacteria to expectant mothers. Here's how Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. helped change that.
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