Proto Magazine

Can encounters with nature be healing? Family physician Melissa Lem thinks they should be part of the medical toolkit.

Shirlene Obuobi—cartoonist and physician—shows how dark days sometimes call for a light touch.

Public trust in science has declined, and its skeptics are more vocal than ever. Can a new openness around scientific failures change that?

The technology could benefit people with disabilities—but only with design and policy changes that improve access and useability.

New data may solve two of the most famous “cold cases” in medical history—the deaths of Ernest Shackleton and Edgar Allen Poe.

The World Health Organization gave Elizabeth Iro the job of advocating for nurses everywhere.

People who live with a disability are no stranger to overcoming obstacles. But the bias of a clinician shouldn’t be one of them.

The crises of racism and COVID-19 overlap and reinforce one another. What steps can medicine take to make the pandemic response more just?

Parts of the body are constantly being proposed or discovered. Where do they come from?

The standard garb of the physician comes with surprising risks and benefits.