Was it ethical to use it? The meticulous, four-color paintings in the Pernkopf Topographic Anatomy of Man, which she had received as a gift upon graduating from medical school, were created by Viennese medical illustrators who were such ardent Nazis they included swastikas and lightning-bolt SS symbols in their signatures

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Just north of Medellín, the discovery of a disease-causing mutation in a previously unstudied family is rewriting history and upending racial myths

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In 16th- and 17th-century Europe, physicians, butchers, and executioners alike hawked the salutary effects of Axungia hominis

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To better understand the controversy over New York’s measles outbreak, you have to go back to the late 19th century

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Hans Sloane collected specimens of cacao in Jamaica in the 1680s. Sloane often collected on or near slave plantations, taking advantage of slavery’s infrastructure to advance his science

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In the small town of Jefferson, Georgia, about 20 miles from the University of Georgia in Athens, a 26-year-old physician named Crawford Williamson Long removed a tumor from the neck of a man named James Venable while Venable was anesthesized with ether. The date was March 30, 1842

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Whose History?

March 8, 2019

Scholars and students attempt to correct years of archival neglect at Johns Hopkins. After securing funding from the Berman Institute of Bioethics’ Exploration of Practical Ethics program, they reached out to existing organizations at the university, like the Black Faculty and Staff Association, to get their feedback

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Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy

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