Medical Humanities

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

Photographer Elle Pérez documents the intimate lives of those in the LGBTQ community.

Reshma Jagsi suggests that sponsorships may play a big role in the gender imbalance at the top levels of academic medical centers.

A photography exhibit profiles veterans who return home with life-altering wounds.

Peter L. Slavin and Thomas J. Lynch Jr. discuss the role of clinicians in promoting health beyond the hospital.

An artist and physician team up to examine the role of acting in the clinical setting

New research suggests that having a positive outlook may improve health and longevity.

Cartoonist Ben Schwartz discusses the visual side of learning medicine.

Longitudinal studies have provided both puzzles and insights about human health and well being.

Artists use medical scans of tumors to make stunning, informative sculptures

In this photo series, the imagination is the only limit for Luka, a young boy with spinal muscular atrophy.

The use of 3-D models to track a patient’s pain has roots in a sixteenth-century sketch by a German master.

Top Stories

Genomic analysis details how SARS-CoV-2 spread through Boston.

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

A pristine record of toxic exposures and psychological trauma rests in a child’s mouth—if only it can be decoded.

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.