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Tag: Boris Veysman

  • Teaching death

    Boris D. Veysman New Jersey, Piscataway, United States   This story “Teaching Death” by Boris D. Veysman was originally published in Academic Medicine, 2005 Mar; Volume80(3):290.© 2005 Association of the American Medical Colleges Publication. “God! You chose me to watch over the life and death of your creatures. I now turn to my calling.” The…

  • The diagnostic eclipse

    Naomi Schlesinger Gregory Maniatis Ranita Sharma Boris D. Veysman Piscataway, New Jersey, United States   In 1919, astronomer Arthur Eddington was studying a photograph of the solar eclipse that occurred just days prior. The sun was completely and perfectly covered by the moon, a breathtaking sight, but Eddington looked past it. He searched for tiny…