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Control of blood

E. C. Spary United Kingdom Figure 1. Blood spurting from the neck of a decapitated human sacrifice in this bas-relief on the wall of this Mayan temple at Chichen Itza (Yucatan, Mexico) transforms into snakes, indicating its connection to power, life and death. Blood, that vivid liquid within our bodies, has an attraction for human […]

A lesson in horizontality: El Hospital San Vicente de Paúl in Medellin, Colombia

Moisés Enghelberg New York, United States    Fountain at the Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl This is not the story about another hospital, rebuilt from rubble after an earthquake. It is not even a story about perseverance, as much as it is about putting the pieces back together. It is also a story about […]

Lewis Atterbury Conner: cofounder of the American Heart Association

Philip R. Liebson Chicago, Illinois, United States   Lewis Atterbury Conner (1867-1950) Photograph courtesy of American Heart Association, Inc., 1998 Dr. Lewis Atterbury Conner (1867-1950) was the chief of the New York Hospital medical service. He made rounds with the medical staff even on Sundays, when he would come from church wearing a morning coat, […]