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January 7, 2022

It was springtime in the Shenandoah Valley when Virginia’s first medical school went up in flames. Ordered by a former...

March 19, 2021

Today tens of thousands of medical graduates across the United States will receive an email informing them of the...

November 25, 2020

Featuring enduring hits like ‘Isn’t She Lovely,’ ‘Sir Duke,’ and ‘As,’ a compelling case could be made that Stevie...

October 22, 2020

It was early April 1945 when the call went out for student volunteers at London’s medical schools. Though World War II...

October 3, 2020

Since the first novel coronavirus case was reported in the United States on January 20, more than 7.3 million Americans...

October 1, 2020

Ask any first year med student if they remember the Krebs cycle and chances are you’ll receive a long groan in reply....

September 24, 2020

Centered around a country pub and a hardy community of sheep and cattle farmers, Trundle, New South Wales is a near...

September 16, 2020

In late 1968, NASA astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were preparing to be the first humans to leave...

September 4, 2020

Before 1922, most observations of diabetes in medical history didn’t stretch much further than the acknowledgement of a...

September 1, 2020

A former bawdy frontier town located in Great Plains cattle country, Miles City, Montana seems an unlikely place for...

August 26, 2020

For hundreds of thousands of people around the world, their introduction to ‘hands-on’ American medical care came in...

August 11, 2020

Viewed through the prism of history, those living in North America in the 1770s lived through a time of great change. A...

August 4, 2020

Throughout the late 1930s and early 1940s, there were few hospitals in Japan quite like Hiroshima’s Shima Hospital....

July 30, 2020

They’d be hard to track down, but somewhere out in the United States right now are thousands of vinyl records...

July 16, 2020

Snaking up and down nearly 23 miles of Boston’s Charles River is a paved bike path well-known to the city’s cyclists....

June 24, 2020

The news broke on Tuesday, July 25 1972 thanks to a special Associated Press report for the Washington Star. By the...

May 28, 2020

In the modern media era, it is virtually impossible to imagine how much surgery on a sitting President would dominate...

May 25, 2020

On September 11, 1942, one hundred and twenty feet below the surface of the South China Sea, one of the most...

May 21, 2020

While still scarcer than men, a female surgeon is now a common sight in the American military’s operating theaters. A...

May 15, 2020

Like everywhere else in the world, when the COVID-19 crisis struck Ireland, its medical community responded with a...

May 8, 2020

On May 25 1973, a Saturn IB rocket roared into the sky above Florida’s legendary Cape Canaveral. Alongside two other...

April 24, 2020

In 1956, a 20-year-old pre-med student from Boston made American figure skating history in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

April 9, 2020

Over two public lectures in Philadelphia in late May 1765, a 29-year-old European-educated ex-army surgeon delivered a...

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