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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
For years, Michael Ransford had known he would need surgery for his umbilical hernia. “People said if it ruptured, it could kill me,” the sixty-year-old farmer told me. The pain…
A battle to restore my vision
By Henry Marsh, from Admissions, a memoir about his life as a neurosurgeon. The book was published in October by St. Martin’s Press. Marsh is the author of Do No Harm.
Will New York City finally tear down a statue?
From a patient guide to the AspireAssist, a weight-loss device that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in June. Read More
From nicknames given to participants on Let Me In, a South Korean reality-television show, in which a panel of beauty experts approves contestants for a plastic-surgery makeover. The nicknames describe…
Photographs from Iran