Emergency Medicine

The first emergency vehicles rolled down city streets 150 years ago.

Hurricane Maria shut down a factory where intravenous fluid bags were made. Why has this roiled a nation’s hospital system?

Saving lives after a terrorist attack takes coordinated action, and hospitals are racing to improve their plans.

Readers weigh in on the expanding field of community paramedicine and the role of chaplains in hospitals.

Some paramedics are focusing on keeping patients out of the emergency room, rather than taking them there.

Three months after the last major earthquake in Nepal, two emergency responders from MGH describe the practicalities of delivering care in a disaster zone.

The best intentions don’t always add up to a fast, effective medical response. A multidisciplinary approach could help.

When two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, a painstakingly rehearsed emergency response plan sprang into action.

Emergency room jam-ups threaten patients, inflate costs and disrupt hospital operations. Small fixes might solve this big problem.

In 1792, a clever French army surgeon devised the “the flying ambulance.”

Top Stories

To show her love, the author learns the value of lying to her mother.

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.