An Unconventional Weapon and the Dual-Use Dilemma

The deployment of chemical weapons is an ongoing issue of international concern, which resurfaced not long ago in Kim Jong-Nam’s assassination and the Syrian sarin attack in early April. Here, the implications of chemical warfare and steps taken to prevent...

/ April 21, 2017

Life Stories: An Introduction to Narrative Medicine

Everyone has a life story. But rarely does anyone get to tell it. A novel approach to medicine seeks to change that. Narrative medicine emerged as a field of study in the early 2000’s, with the first program in the...

/ April 21, 2017

Revolutionizing Medicine in the 21st Century

Medicine has always had a close relationship to the humanities. Hippocrates, for example, is one well-known figure of medicine who delineated that medicine is a humanist field. During a time when ancient medicine was usually unaided by scientifically proven treatments,...

/ April 12, 2017

Literature and the Mind

The connection between literature, the mind, and medicine is examined in a series of studies that demonstrate the therapeutic effects of reading. By studying how different brain areas respond to literature, researchers utilize innovative approaches to treating neurological conditions. Curling...

/ April 10, 2017