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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
1. the surgery In the summer of 2015, on a deserted road in northern Iraq, I took a wrong turn. The turn led me in the direction of Mosul, which…
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.
In 1899, the art critic Layton Crippen complained in the New York Times that private donors and committees had been permitted to run amok, erecting all across the city a…
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…