Plagues capture the public imagination in ways that other less terrifying--but more deadly--diseases don't.
Federal funding for medical research has declined, leading academics to seek alternative funding sources, sometimes from drug companies.
For a brief period of time in the 19th century, doctors used "mesmerism" for pain-free surgery.
Do we feel more empathy for those living with mental disorders when there's a biological explanation versus a psychosocial one for their condition?
The history of obstetric forceps shows the dangers of privatizing important medical know-how.
During the Korean War, North Korea suffered widespread epidemics of typhus and smallpox. The Communist party blamed U.S. germ warfare.
The WHO’s definition has been the target of criticism in the medical literature since its first appearance in 1948.
It's conventional wisdom that procreation between first cousins is unhealthy. But what are the actual genetic risks?
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Deep-sea divers now know how to avoid "the bends." But decompression still poses a problem when studying marine organisms from the deep.