Health Feb 06

Was Charles Dickens the first celebrity medical spokesman?

This Feb. 6, we celebrate Charles Dickens, the novelist and literary superstar of his day. He may well have been the first celebrity spokesman for a medical charity. The cause was London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and it first…

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…

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