Parents and nurses read to preemies at a recent Packard Children's event, promoting the benefits of reading to babies uncovered by recent Stanford research.
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.
Author Rebecca Skloot and Henrietta Lacks family members discuss the importance of telling the human stories behind medical science
Writer-doctor Sandra Miller discusses her novel "Only Rock is Real," which features a female primary care doctor who works in the Grand Canyon.