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For a century, carefully selected MGH patient histories have illuminated the art of medicine.

The final illness of the physician and author happens 100 years after the greatest outbreak of encephalitis lethargica.

They represent a small minority of victims. But their illness could hold valuable lessons about how COVID-19 works—and how to stop it.

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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.