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medicine



  • The Puritans Were America's First Anti-Vaxxers

    by Peter Manseau

    The anti-vaccine movement today is not solely a religious in character, but much of its rhetoric is identical to theological arguments made against inoculation more than three hundred years ago.

  • How Depression Went Mainstream: Interview with Dr. Edward Shorter

    by Robin Lindley

    Psychiatrists are very interested in the historical perspectives because they can see the obvious power that an understanding of history brings to appreciating the current situation. Historians haven’t been so interested. Psychiatrists are centered on diagnosis and treatment, and those are the two aspects that are central to the practice of medicine.