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Lacking a standardized test to assess a baby’s health at birth, anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar created a simple rubric that persists more than a half century later.
In 1966, the anaesthetist-in-chief of Massachusetts General Hospital published a paper that would yield greater protection for clinical trial subjects.
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More than 2,000 objects remarkably unfit for consumption lodged in throats, lungs and stomachs. One physician has retrieved them all.
Rare, elusive stem cells could explain why cancer is so difficult to cure—if they even exist.
To treat her young patients, Nadine Burke uses research on how adverse childhood experiences affect health.
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Palliative care—just easing pain and boosting spirits—help very ill patients live better. Now it turns out to let them live longer, too.
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