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A birth remembered

F. Gonzalez-Crussi Chicago, Illinois, United States   Figure 1. The Birth of Benjamin and the Death of Rachel, by Francesco Furini (1600 or 1603-1646). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Memory is to old age as presbyopia (far-sightedness) is to eyesight. Presbyopia makes you lose the ability to see clearly at a normal near […]

Bones and Bots: what classic science fiction tells us about contemporary medicine

Greg Beatty Bellingham, Washington, United States   Scenographia Systematis Copernicani. Andreas Cellarius. 1708. The Barry Lawrence Ruderman Map Collection courtesy Stanford University Libraries. In the original Star Trek, the real Star Trek, there were several major recurring characters. There was of course James Tiberius Kirk, Captain of the Enterprise, the ever conflicted Vulcan first officer […]