• illustration of houses, one covered in camoflage

    Here, Yet Not Here

    Our perception of reality can become altered following trauma

    by Kevin Jiang

  • man fitted with a Boston Arm

    The Art of Motion

    Melvin Glimcher and the invention of the myoelectric elbow

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • U.S. patroal in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

    Life and Limb

    New thinking and new materials fuel prosthetics research

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • Titan ICBM missile in launch silo

    Chain Reactions

    Physicians look beyond the clinic when calling for disarmament

    by Jake Miller

  • portrait of Taralyn Tan

    Class Prep

    An evolution in post-graduate education in the basic sciences

    by Christen Brownlee

  • portrait of Elliott Carr Cutler

    A Backward Glance

    Recollections from a member of the Class of 1945

    by Giulio D'Angio

  • portrait of Alik Farber

    Shock and Awe

    Vascular surgeon Alik Farber on helping those torn by trauma

    by Ann Marie Menting

  • close-up of motor for prosthetic device
    Special Report

    Human Elements

    Advances in prosthetics: a photo essay

    by Stephanie Dutchen

Also in this issue

  • Two ladies posing together

    Coast to Coast

    Alumni share decanal stories

  • portrait of Galit Lahav

    Five Questions

    A conversation with Galit Lahav, systems biologist

    by Ekaterina Pesheva

  • small section of Paul Dudley's White's World War I diary


    Medical history from Countway Library

    by Susan Karcz

  • portrait of Chelsea Messinger

    Student Life

    A glimpse into the life of second-year student Chelsea Messinger

  • portrait of Casey Kerrigan

    From the Ground, Up

    A profile of Casey Kerrigan, class of 1987

    by Susan Karcz

  • Portrait of Raquel Cohen


    On the advice and guidance of mentors

  • portrait of Dean George Q. Daley

    Crucible of Conflict


    by George Q. Daley

  • micrograph of herpes-infected cell

    Viral regulation

    Protein acts as an alarm clock for herpes infections

  • colored x-ray of infected lung

    Immune response

    Lung infections can turn fatal if nerve cells intervene

  • micrograph of muscle fibers


    Time’s toll reversed by bolstering blood vessels

  • head of llama, facing forward


    In the search for new drugs, yeast rise to the occasion

  • cover of Spring 2018 issue (white medical cross surrounded by spent rifle casings)

    Cover Story

    From theme to ideation to design

    by Paul DiMattia