January 2013

Monthly Archives

  • Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine

    This 45-minute documentary explores three remarkable stories of medical progress that have taken place over the course of the long history of NEJM. In 1812, we had no understanding of infectious disease, surgery was unsanitary and performed without anesthesia, and cancer was unrecognized. Two centuries later, this film tells the story of research, clinical practice, […]

  • E-Patients, Cancer, and the Power of Positive Thinking


    There are currently more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment. I am one of those survivors after two rounds with cancer, one in each breast, unrelated to one another. When I was first diagnosed, I went through the usual […]