Nature Med May 2011

High Dilution, Homeopathy, and the Purpose of the Scientific Journal

By Melinda Baldwin On June 30, 1988, readers of the British scientific journal Nature opened their issues to find a lead editorial titled, “When to believe the unbelievable.” The editorial’s sub-headline was even more provocative: “An article in this week’s

Nature Med May 2011

High Dilution, Homeopathy, and the Purpose of the Scientific Journal

By Melinda Baldwin On June 30, 1988, readers of the British scientific journal Nature opened their issues to find a lead editorial titled, “When to believe the unbelievable.” The editorial’s sub-headline was even more provocative: “An article in this week’s

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Peanut Panic

By Matthew Smith The reaction begins not with a bang, but a whimper; a gentle tickle in the back of your throat. You cough politely. Then, everything changes. Your throat constricts, as if crushed by invisible, murderous hands. Out of

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Peanut Panic

By Matthew Smith The reaction begins not with a bang, but a whimper; a gentle tickle in the back of your throat. You cough politely. Then, everything changes. Your throat constricts, as if crushed by invisible, murderous hands. Out of

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On Jihad and Leprosy: Rebellion of Leprosy Sufferers against Dutch Rule after the Aceh War

By Leo Van Bergen At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Dutch East Indies Army gained control of the most northern part of the expansive island of Sumatra, called Aceh. For thirty years the Aceh people had kept colonization at

Aceh
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On Jihad and Leprosy: Rebellion of Leprosy Sufferers against Dutch Rule after the Aceh War

By Leo Van Bergen At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Dutch East Indies Army gained control of the most northern part of the expansive island of Sumatra, called Aceh. For thirty years the Aceh people had kept colonization at

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‘The Touch of a Man’: Gender and Male-Caregiving in the Royal Army Medical Corps in WW1

By Jessica Meyer In 1907, The British Journal of Nursing published an article announcing the foundation of ‘a society to be known as “The Navy and Army Male Nursing Co-operation”, the objects being to enable First Class Orderlies to find

Join the Royal Army Medical Corps-2
/ War

‘The Touch of a Man’: Gender and Male-Caregiving in the Royal Army Medical Corps in WW1

By Jessica Meyer In 1907, The British Journal of Nursing published an article announcing the foundation of ‘a society to be known as “The Navy and Army Male Nursing Co-operation”, the objects being to enable First Class Orderlies to find

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THE TABLET: Tom Koch on Ebola and Disease Maps

In our new audio series of interviews with leading figures in the medical humanities, Kate Womersley talks to Tom Koch about mapping disease, Ebola, and the history of epidemics. Tom Koch is a medical ethicist, geographer and the author of

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THE TABLET: Tom Koch on Ebola and Disease Maps

In our new audio series of interviews with leading figures in the medical humanities, Kate Womersley talks to Tom Koch about mapping disease, Ebola, and the history of epidemics. Tom Koch is a medical ethicist, geographer and the author of

Featured image [Daniel Schmitt, Beelitz Heilstätten 1. © Daniel Schmitt]

Lost Places

By Lisa Haushofer On an uninviting Sunday morning in January, I was driving south from Berlin when I passed a sign for “Beelitz-Heilstätten,” a derelict and abandoned 19th century tuberculosis hospital. I recognized it immediately as one of the most

Featured image [Daniel Schmitt, Beelitz Heilstätten 1. © Daniel Schmitt]

Lost Places

By Lisa Haushofer On an uninviting Sunday morning in January, I was driving south from Berlin when I passed a sign for “Beelitz-Heilstätten,” a derelict and abandoned 19th century tuberculosis hospital. I recognized it immediately as one of the most

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A Brief Reflection on Maps

By Kate Womersley You would certainly know about ‘Intensive Care’ if you happened to be either an immunologist or a poet. Miroslav Holub was both. He collected a book of verses under this title in 1996. “In scientific circles I try

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A Brief Reflection on Maps

By Kate Womersley You would certainly know about ‘Intensive Care’ if you happened to be either an immunologist or a poet. Miroslav Holub was both. He collected a book of verses under this title in 1996. “In scientific circles I try