Surgery

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

Women surgeons face discrimination, harassment, and difficult personal choices—frustrations examined in a spate of new studies.

Break a bone and pull it apart a millimeter a day. Seems crazy, but distraction osteogenesis is saving legs, arms and faces.

Operating in the womb sometimes has miraculous results. Yet many still question whether it should be done at all.

Long the stuff of science fiction, suspended animation also has a medical history—and it could soon save trauma victims.

Top Stories

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

For nearly a century, these patient histories have illuminated and advanced the art of medicine.

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.