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The medical dictionary was small, with a worn green-black cover. Published in 1898, it featured a wonderfully odd assortment of terms, with definitions averaging about six words. I set out to learn more about who wrote it and how it was used.

The medical dictionary was small, with a worn green-black cover. Published in 1898, it featured a wonderfully odd assortment of terms, with definitions averaging about six words. I set out to learn more about who wrote it and how it was used.

A new exhibit at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center draws on the themes of technology, medicine and ethics raised in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein.

A new exhibit at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center draws on the themes of technology, medicine and ethics raised in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein.

Writer-doctor Sandra Miller discusses her novel "Only Rock is Real," which features a female primary care doctor who works in the Grand Canyon.

Writer-doctor Sandra Miller discusses her novel "Only Rock is Real," which features a female primary care doctor who works in the Grand Canyon.