Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Death of a pathology centre”

What do you do with 90 million tissues samples when their home is closing? That’s the challenge faced by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, AFIP. What grew from an army medical museum into a consulting agency and one of the … Continue reading

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Filed under History of Medicine, Policy, War

The underlying factor is people

Like when Captain Sully landed smoothly on the Hudson, sometimes people just get it right in emergencies. Here, a memorandum from a Dallas hospital in November, 1963: At 1:07 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 1963, Lee. H. Oswald, accused assassin of … Continue reading

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Down, but not Out

Remember watching Lorenzo’s Oil in 5th grade? Well Lorenzo’s father (who discovered a treatment for his son’s degenerative condition), it turns out, has a kindred spirit. Enter, Alberto Costa. When Costa’s daughter Tyche was born with Down Syndrome, he launched himself … Continue reading

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Filed under Chronic illness, Ethics, Love, Neuroscience, Research