An excerpt from Matt McCarthy’s tales of being a medical resident: The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly.
What is empathy, and how can it be taught to young doctors?
In an excerpt from physician Danielle Ofri’s latest book, a heroin addict makes a group of medical residents rethink their assumptions.
More than 2,000 objects remarkably unfit for consumption lodged in throats, lungs and stomachs. One physician has retrieved them all.
In his new novel, The Spirit of the Place, Samuel Shem explores what it means for physicians to meet high expectations.
In an excerpt from his novel Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese examines the importance of words of comfort.
Salty, sweet, sour, bitter and… umami. Science could have used a cooking lesson to discover one very important amino acid.
An excerpt from Allegra Goodman’s novel Intuition.
An excerpt from Wendy Moore’s The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery.