Sherwin B. Nuland

Hate in the Time of Cholera
May 26, 1997

The Yiddish language is only scantily endowed with cuss words. In the shtetlakh of Eastern Europe, it was impossible to "swear like a trooper" or to "curse a blue streak," because the requisite vocabulary did not exist.

The Plague
October 16, 1995

On the history of polio.

Home Remedy
October 11, 1993

While Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ira Magaziner were focusing the attention of their health task force on benefits packages and consumer alliances, short (or no) shrift was being given to one of the greatest concerns expressed by the actual users of o