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Harvard's 1957 medical class gathers in Boston for its 25th reunion a week from today, and the lead-off speaker is expected to leave these now middle-aged physicians with plenty to ponder.
And then the energetic speaker will hurry off—not back to the Bronx, NY, where he has lived and worked for...
It was summer 1970, and the women's movement had begun to flower, when Edgar Berman, MD, friend and physician to Hubert Humphrey, told the Democratic Party's Committee on National Priorities that women were unfit for leadership because of "raging hormonal imbalances."
The reaction by women was...
It all started with a leisurely one-week perusal of the literature on blood vessels. Next thing he knew, it was a 20-year project tracing the history of wound healing.
It could only happen to someone who finds the history of medicine as fascinating as the practice of it.
"I think there is a link...
The offices of Houston's Institute for the Interprofessional Study of Health Law, where Margery W. Shaw, MD, JD, is interim director, are uncrowded and quiet, except for the occasional interruption of a telephone. The visitors are reporters or scholars from other institutes, and the conversation...
The year 1982 has presented the President and the Congress with an opportunity to restructure the role of the federal government in its dealings with other levels of government and with its citizens. In health, a new era of federal-state relationships is possible, with all the old guidepost...
The next great improvement in the public health will occur when people undertake personal efforts to reduce their risk of disease.1 Personal efforts relate to abatement of smoking, alcohol and drug abuse, dietary immoderations, stress, and physical inactivity. Not much of this is under the...
In the early 1970s, the American Medical Association initiated a program to improve health care in the nation's correctional institutions. The AMA's involvement in such an effort was a surprise to those who viewed organized medicine as one of the "last bastions of conservatism." To them, it was...
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