DOCTORS

Work

Indian Doctors Tell Us About the Times They Were Threatened and Abused

“There were days when the birth of a girl child would lead to verbal abuse because the patients’ family would say that just because a female doctor had conducted the procedure, it was a girl child.”
Pallavi Pundir
6.19.19
Drugs

Here Comes the Legal Case for Medicinal Psychedelics

BC therapist Bruce Tobin is striving to give end-of-life cancer patients magic mushrooms in a clinical setting.
Sarah Berman
10.19.18
education

Why Indonesia Is Using Its National Scholarships to Push Students Away From Social Sciences

It's not just because social sciences graduates constantly criticize the government.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
6.7.18
body

The Brazilian Government Considers Being Beautiful a Human Right

It subsidizes nearly half a million surgeries every year.
Alvaro Jarrin
5.7.18
Health

This Flying Hospital Trains Doctors to Fight Blindness Around the World

The majority of blindness cases are in the developing world a lot of them could be prevented or treated.
Clara Hogan
12.17.17
medical history

What It Was Like to Go to the Doctor in 1610

Not unlike seeing an astrologer, really, except when someone leaves the house with poop on a spatula or starts menstruating through her breast.
Ellie Broughton
9.27.17
DOCTORS

How a Dutch Fertility Doctor Impregnated Patients with His Own Sperm

Dr Jan Karbaat secretly fathered at least 19 donor-conceived children in his own fertility clinic.
Ewout Lowie
6.13.17
Health

We Asked Doctors What Our Dumbest Health Beliefs Are

These five alternative facts topped nearly every list.
Cindy Kuzma
4.6.17
10 Questions

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Nurse

"There are two things I really struggle with – washing penises and cleaning under fingernails. I might be a nurse, but I'm also a human being."
Lea Albring
2.22.17
Health

Your Pain Is Not Real: How Doctors Discriminate Against Women

Because of sexist myths about health and pain, women have more difficulty getting proper diagnoses and treatment for serious conditions.
Emalie Marthe
2.14.17
Stuff

The First Time I Let Someone Die

Early one Tuesday morning years ago, I began my effort to save a woman who had been in a car accident. Four weeks later, I had failed.
Dr. Rahul Jandial
12.12.16