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Immersing himself in Cushing’s “harem”

Out of earshot, the women who worked for Harvey W. Cushing, M.D., referred to themselves as “the harem.” The “chief,” said Cushing biographer Michael Bliss, Ph.D., would not have been amused.In a talk in the Historical Library of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library in February, Bliss, a historian at the University of Toronto and biographer of William Osler, said Cushing enjoyed a decidedly professional relationship with his female staff and was less than tender as a boss. He paid the women who worked as secretaries, histologist and photographer low wages and worked them long and irregular hours. He dictated up to 10,000 words a day, expected...

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In genomics, the end of the beginning?

At the very least, the Human Genome Project was a technical and scientific challenge; it’s no...

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Nurse warns against repeating Tuskegee abuses

The last living health care provider involved in the infamous Tuskegee experiment, which followed...

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The world’s biggest country, and biggest market

The world’s biggest country, and biggest market

If you wanted to find one place with some of the thorniest issues confronting biotechnology, you’d...

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