Molly Worthen is one of our top historians of religion and a frequent writer on the contemporary state of higher education. She has an excellent Times op-ed about how the pandemic has shown the absolu
Wow, I am super shocked that leading whites in science would deny that there is any racism. Following controversial comments on racism in medicine made by a deputy editor at JAMA, the editor in chief
Underneath this fallen tree is the grave of Jonas Salk. Born in 1914 in New York City to Jewish parents, Salk at first lived a pretty normal life for that time and class. His father was born in the U.
This is the future grave of B. Vithal Shetty. Yesterday, I wrote about what happens when you wander around cemeteries, seeing stories of interesting people. Well, sometimes you find yourself in cemete
This sure isn’t alarming at all….. Suppose you wanted to do a study of diet and nutrition, with thousands of participants randomly assigned to follow one meal plan or another for years as
Q: Why do black babies and black mothers die at rates far higher than white babies and white mothers? A: Because black lives do not matter to white people. From 1915 through the 1990s, amid vast impro
I have never understood the idea of women putting themselves through extreme pain in childbirth so they could feel “natural.” Now, I’ve never been through childbirth nor do I have ch
What’s the point of looking into old historical texts if not to explore texts about surgery? Thus, Gutenberg presents us with David Yandell’s 1890 treatise, Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky: A