Explore the history of medicine from the JAMA Network, including essays on the evolution of disease and illness and their perceptions by society.
This article describes the development of categories of mental illness by Emil Kraepelin in the second through sixth editions of his textbook Psychiatrie: Ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Ärzte.
In this narrative medicine essay, an MD-PhD candidate purssuing a graduate degree in the history of medicine uses her study of an early HIV/AIDS archive to reflect on the importance of history in contribution to a proper understanding of contemporary health care and policy and on its vital role in teaching students empathy and emotional intelligence.
This Viewpoint uses controversy over the status of statues commemorating J. Marion Sims, a Southern gynecologist who developed operative techniques for vesicovaginal fistulae on enslaved women, to discuss changing the history of attitudes toward race and discrimination in medicine and society.
Infectious disease threats expert Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, discusses how the United States and the rest of the world may fare if another 1918-like influenza epidemic strikes.
This Viewpoint examines the impact that the Nuremberg Code has had on the history of biomedical research ethics and discusses its place at the intersection of contemporary medicine and politics.
This Arts and Medicine essay explores an exhibit featuring drawings of brain cells by Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a 19th-century Spanish neurohistologist.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews David Frances’s book, How to Survive a Plague, an extensive account of the AIDS activists in the 1980s and 1990s who effectively mobilized to provide medical treatment and support for those suffering from the disease.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews David Oshinsky’s book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital.
A mother who underwent retinoblastoma treatment 30 years ago had facial disfigurement whereas her daughter who received modern retinoblastoma treatment had minimal external sequelae.
This Arts and Medicine essay reviews the play Roz and Ray, which explores the evolving relationship between a hematologist and the father of twin boys with hemophilia who contract HIV during the early AIDs epidemic.
This review uses the example of hereditary ataxias to assess the contribution of next-generation sequencing to identification of the genetic basis of neurogenetic syndromes.
This review examines methods for the identification, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular complications related to cancer therapy.
This Viewpoint discusses the global effort to synchronize transition from trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine as a crucial component of the effort to eradicate polio.
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