Howard Markel

Like the great doctors he admired and wrote so well about, Dr. Nuland was the consummate healer.

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Tom Koch, a medical geographer, demonstrates how maps were critical to epidemiology long before the germ theory of disease was ever uttered, let alone

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Moral outrage over the tobacco industry’s century-long (and counting) merchandising of death colors every word of Golden Holocaust, from the title pag

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An air of bittersweet nobility envelops this collection of cancer essays. Seven prominent bioethicists collaborated to produce Malignant—five who batt

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Back in the 1980s, doctors had little to offer beyond a kind heart, an attentive ear, and a few highly problematic drugs. An avalanche of intriguing i

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