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CATEGORY: medical history
The Civil War Doctor Who Proved Phantom Limb Pain Was Real
November 8, 2017

Silas Weir Mitchell specialized in the ghostly pain that lingered after amputations. Read More

Americans Once Avoided the Hospital at All Costs—Until ERs Changed That
October 16, 2017

How emergency rooms became the only place in America where patients had a right to free treatment. Read More

The Disease That Helped Put Colorado on the Map
October 4, 2017

The state was once known as "the world’s sanatorium." Read More

The ‘Father of Modern Gynecology’ Performed Shocking Experiments on Slaves
August 29, 2017

He was a medical trailblazer, but at what cost? Read More