Dysphagia

March 15, 2016

It’s like being waterboarded 24 hours a day. One morning, completely unexpectedly, Samantha Anderson woke to find that she could no longer swallow. Three-and-a-half years and many medical appointments later, she’s finally regaining her ability to eat. Bryn Nelson finds out more

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It is a story of training, a story that was clearly intended by its author to be a “real life” story of how a senior surgeon taught Dr. Amantine as a resident to handle a dangerous situation. The problem is that it was appalling on so many levels. You’ll see why as soon as you see the story

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Miriam and I had no control over the Auschwitz experiments: what they put into us, what they removed, or how they treated us. The camp was the laboratory for any experiments the Nazi scientists wanted to do. It was open season on twins and other human guinea pigs like us

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It is never easy to contemplate the end-of-life, whether its own our experience or that of a loved one. This has made a recent swath of beautiful essays a surprise

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Misconception

February 7, 2013

Medical ethics is finally catching up with those of us who have depended on clinical trials for treatment

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