Chekov

What Doctors Can Learn From the Arts

What can doctors learn from the arts? Ask Anton Chekhov.
Dr. Walter Edmondson, doctor known for his participation in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, taking a blood test from an unidentified patient

The Lasting Fallout of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

A recent paper provides evidence that the Tuskegee Syphilis Study reduced the life expectancy of African-American men.
Statue of James Marion Sims in New York's Central Park

Contested Memorials and the Mothers of Gynecology

Many have heard of Dr. James Marion Sims and know him as the “father of gynecology” but what about the “mothers of gynecology”? Where is their memorial?
Jack Kevorkian attending an HBO premiere

The History of the Euthanasia Movement

The idea that death should be merciful is not new. Around 1800, pioneers of euthanasia pulled on the legs of those who'd been hanged to hasten their deaths.
By DFID - UK Department for International Development (Flickr: Bracing for a short, sharp jab) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Should Vaccination Be Compulsory?

While science is clear that vaccines are safe and effective, it is silent on whether or not mandating compulsory vaccination is the right thing to do.
Perspective of peering down a library aisle full of books on either side

Research Fraud: When Science Goes Bad

At its worst, science research fraud might have deadly consequences. What can be done about it?