Explore the history of medicine from the JAMA Network, including essays on the evolution of disease and illness and their perceptions by society.
This Viewpoint from the president of the National Academy of Medicine looks back at the academy’s accomplishments and looks forward to the possibilities it hopes to achieve to better medicine and society.
This review discusses the role that Herman A. Barnett III and Black civil rights activists played in the history of medical education in the United States and the dismantlement of racially exclusionary policies in medical schools.
This viewpoint reviews the anatomical body procurement used in Nazi Germany, notes the continued use of those images, and calls for disclosure of the biographical history of the people whose bodies and tissues are now studied.
This Viewpoint honors the legacy of a plastic surgeon who was ahead of his time, both in surgical innovations and in the creation of a multidisciplinary clinic for transgender patients.
This Arts and Medicine feature reviews novelist Ludmila Ulitskaya’s Just the Plague, a fictionalization of a historic 1939 plague outbreak in Moscow that has parallels with the 21st-century coronavirus pandemic.
This Special Communication examines how Kodachrome film transformed dermatologic medical education and explores the need for representational justice in the 21st century’s dermatologic curricula.
This Viewpoint discusses what terms should be used when talking about autism.
In this essay, the Arts and Medicine editor reviews features in the section over the past 5 years, covering visual arts, culture, design, performance, history, and more, and offers welcome to future contributions.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews how 21st-century evidence-based approaches to the use of psychedelic medicine replicate the ancient practices of Asclepian medicine.
This Viewpoint discusses Vivien Thomas’s contribution to the discovery of the Blalock-Taussig shunt and strongly recommends a change in nomenclature for the procedure, which henceforth should be known as the Blalock-Thomas-Taussig shunt.
This Arts and Medicine feature reintroduces 2 modernist classical music pieces composed in the 1980s for physician audiences that express key themes from the Oath of Hippocrates.
This narrative review presents the path of discovery of pulmonary circulation based on Greek and Persian theories before Ibn Nafis.
This Arts and Medicine feature surveys the life and scholarship of James McCune Smith, MD, a 19th-century New York physician who cared for poor individuals, debunked pseudoscience justifying racism, and published broadly in medicine and public health.
This Arts and Medicine essay describes the recent biography by Janice Nimura that profiles Elizabeth Blackwell, the first US woman to receive an MD, and her sister and fellow physician Emily, including their struggles, successes, and how they helped chart a path for subsequent generations of women physicians.
This Special Communication reviews dermatology’s role in the investigation and treatment of HIV/AIDS over the past 40 years.
This Arts and Medicine feature offers an appreciation of mid-20th century novelist, essayist, memoirist, and civil rights activist James Baldwin and argues for his continuing relevance to medicine and society at large.
This narrative review chronicles the development by Kraepelin of the concept and clinical forms of dementia praecox.
This Viewpoint discusses an updated image of Parkinson disease that more accurately reflects the heterogeneity in age at onset, sex, race/ethnicity, and disease experience.
This Viewpoint reviews the historical convergence and then divergence of psychiatry and neurology as clinical disciplines and calls for a transformation of graduate and postgraduate education to integrate the two and span intersections of the humanities, philosophy, and science.
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