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A Year to Remember

In ancient times, the Babylonians made commitments to their gods at the start of each year to return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans made similar promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. And still today, with each new year,...

In the Future, All Blood Is Red

This year, at medical schools across the country, students will virtually attend a series of lectures on the ethics of medicine, during which they’ll learn words like “paternalism” and “therapeutic alliance,” “egalitarianism” and “stewardship,” and “beneficence” and...

A Cavalcade of COVID, and Clots, and Coagulopathy

Unless you’ve been living on another planet (and in that case, I need more details), your life has likely been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, our world has changed in ways that most of us could have never imagined. From working on the...

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