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The germ of laziness

Enrique Chaves-Carballo Overland Park, Kansas, United States   Charles Wardell Stiles (1867-1941). Parasitologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Portrait ca. 1912. Wikimedia Commons Rockefeller Foundation The Rockefeller Foundation was chartered on June 1909 “to promote the well-being and to advance the civilization of the peoples of the United States and its territories and possessions and of […]

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, […]