• A Look Inside

    A video introduction to this issue

  • early 1900s illustration of a mother seated in a wing-back chair reading to her daughter, who sits at her side

    Fever Dreams

    Childhood classics swathe illness in bravery and good deeds

    By Perri Klass

  • three gold Austrian ducats

    Three Coins from Freud

    A doctor-patient relationship spans nations and generations

    by Peter Schur

  • wooden type blocks forming the word Family in reverse


    Growing up with a doctor in the house makes a lasting impression

    by Tenley Albright

  • atmospheric image of a mid-nineteenth century suitcase


    Secrets packed in a family's genome are increasingly being found

    by David Cameron

  • artwork featuring words in French and mathematical notation layered against a gold background

    A Way with Words

    Infants are surrounded by language that helps shape their brains

    by Susan Karcz

Also in this issue

  • portrait of Dragana Rogulja

    Five Questions

    A profile of Dragana Rogulja, neurobiologist

    Interview by Elizabeth Cooney

  • portrait of John Candler Cobb

    Taking a History

    A profile of John Candler Cobb, Class of 1948

    by Katie DuBoff

  • portrait of Jeffrey Flier

    From the Dean

    Dean's letter to readers

    by Jeffrey S. Flier

  • a silver baby's rattle presented to John Warren  in 1874, at his birth


    Medical history from Countway Library

    by Susan Karcz

  • rectangular arrangement of blocks of varying colors and shapes and with differing characters, such as alphabetic or numeric

    Construction Site

    Researchers use DNA to build three-dimensional "bricks"

    by Katie DuBoff

  • ball-and-stick model of estrogen

    Male Carriers

    Drops in estrogen contribute to age-related changes in men

    by Sue McGreevey

  • blue-colored field filled with neurons

    Interior Shots

    Neural abnormalities seen in schizophrenia

  • cross-section of skin showing cells with pigment-determining melanocytes, darkly stained

    Heads Up, Red

    Mutation for red hair also triggers a cancer-promoting pathway

  • micrograph of cells lining blood vessels

    Repair Kit

    Researchers identify novel approach to enhancing tissue growth

  • runners moving through foggy landscape

    Move It, Move It

    Exercise may rival drugs in reducing risk of death for some

    by Jake Miller

  • micrograph showing Staphylococcus bacteria engulfing a cell

    Revealing the Source

    Virulent bacteria found to be cause of infection pain

  • architectural photo showing hall and interior design of clinical skills center

    Home Improvement

    Renovation brings welcome changes to education building

    by M.R.F. Buckley

  • cross-section imaging of brain

    A Cut Above

    Neurosurgery achieves department status

    By Elizabeth Cooney

  • members of the Class of 2017 walking outside wearing their white coats

    Tomorrow Today

    Class of 2017 gets a glimpse of medicine's future

    by Elizabeth Cooney

  • a marijuana plant

    Second Opinions

    Examining the use of medical marijuana

    Perspectives from Lester Grinspoon and Kevin P....

  • photo of the cover of Two Presidents Are Better Than One: the Case for a Bipartisan Executive Branch

    Party Mixer

    A review of Two Presidents Are Better Than One

    by Elissa Ely

  • portrait of Colleen Farrell

    A Critical Eye

    A second-year student takes a look a motherhood and medicine

    Angela Alberti

  • A Guyton family gathering. The narrator appears in his mother's arms in the second row, fifth from the right.

    Time's Prism

    An alumnus recalls a life and a profession shaped by generations

    by Ann Marie Menting