Body and Soul
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One of the best-known indictments of the medical profession – which though over 100 years old still applies today – is found in the preface to George Bernard Shaw’s 1906 play, “[The Doctor’s Dilemma](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doctor%27s_Dilemma_(play…
A sea change in pain treatment helped create the opioid abuse epidemic, and another sea change in how doctors view chronic pain could help curb it.
What difference would it make to human life if a celestial event were unequivocally linked to the very night of Jesus’ birth?
In attempting to capture a new spirit of Christmas, Dickens reminds us of the power of the past and the future to change the way we see the present.
How Paul Dirac, a brilliant but lonely man, found something new and wonderful that had been missing his entire life: love.
November 8 marks the anniversary of Roentgen’s discovery of the X-ray. Its revolutionary impact represents one of science’s greatest stories.
By learning a bit more about these body fluids, we can develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our own biology.
Saying that Ayn Rand had some useful economic and political ideas does not, however, compel Ryan to adopt her entire philosophy lock, stock and barrel.
It’s the second most abundant substance in the universe. It dissolves more materials than any other solvent. It stores incredible amounts of energy. Life as we know it would not be possible without it…
Oliver Sacks, the celebrated neurologic storyteller who died at the end of August at age 82, once described himself as “strongly atheist by disposition.” Sacks could write sensitively about religion, including…