Posts Tagged ‘nejm 200th anniversary’

Join Us For a Live Webcast on Friday, June 22

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 14th, 2012

The NEJM 200th anniversary symposium, Dialogues in Medicine: Physicians and Patients on 200 Years of Progress, is only a week away!  You are all invited to participate in one or all four sessions via live webcast on Friday, June 22 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern time.  Get a group together to hear our… Read More…

What advice would you give to an aspiring doctor today?

Posted by Karen Buckley • June 7th, 2012

Whether you’re a young resident or you’ve been practicing for 50 years, you may have words of wisdom to provide for those who have just graduated from medical school, or even those who plan to start soon. Read the stories your peers have shared, and tell us about the lessons you’ve learned. Behzad Amir-Ansari passes… Read More…

Vote for the Most Important NEJM Article (1970-1979)

Posted by Karen Buckley • May 24th, 2012

What was the most important medical advance reported in NEJM between 1970 and 1979?  There are seven days left in this round.  Vote now! In a 1970 article, Drs. Swan, Ganz and colleagues described a new device for measuring pressures in the right side of the heart and pulmonary capillary wedge. Until then, rigid catheters were… Read More…

What’s the best advice you ever got from a nurse?

Posted by Karen Buckley • May 11th, 2012

This week (May 6-May 12) is National Nurses Week, ending with the birthday of Florence Nightingale.  In honor of nurses around the world, we’re asking you to share your stories about nurses with whom you’ve worked.  Have you ever been inspired? Or humbled?  What is the best advice you ever got from a nurse? Shelia… Read More…

Watch the NEJM Documentary, Getting Better

Posted by Karen Buckley • May 2nd, 2012

In our continuing celebration of 200 years of NEJM, a new documentary is now available on the 200th anniversary website. Getting Better: 200 Years of Medicine is a three-part, 45-minute film that explores three remarkable stories of medical progress that have taken place over the course of the long history of NEJM. When NEJM was… Read More…

Is there a physician you see as a real hero?

Posted by Karen Buckley • April 10th, 2012

Can you remember a doctor who inspired you to get into medicine? Do you admire a researcher whom you’ve never met? Do you have great respect for a particular colleague or educator? Share your story on our 200th website.  We’ll be highlighting our favorites all month. Rachel Wolfson, a first-year student at Harvard Medical School, shared this… Read More…

New 200th Anniversary Article on Pediatric Medicine

Posted by Karen Buckley • April 5th, 2012

In the latest article in the NEJM 200th anniversary review series, Dr. Margaret Hostetter from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital explores the evolution of child health in four eras — the recognition of children as a specific population, the rise of public health as a remedy, the development of vaccines, and the global era, during which practices… Read More…

Vote Now! The Most Important NEJM Article (1930-1959)

Posted by Karen Buckley • March 1st, 2012

In January, you voted for an article documenting the beginning of ether anesthesia, and in February, for the first description of platelets. This month we’re asking you to consider five articles from 1930-1959 and tell us which you think is most important. In 1948, Sidney Farber reported promising results in treatment of early childhood leukemia…. Read More…

Images Physicians Should Know

Posted by Karen Buckley • February 24th, 2012

Are you a fan of the NEJM Images in Clinical Medicine?  If so, there’s a striking new page on the NEJM 200th anniversary website that you might enjoy.  We’ve gathered a selection of images from this popular weekly series, and put them into a gallery. Browse classic representations of common, visually appealing, and important medical conditions,… Read More…

Read the Latest 200th Anniversary Articles

Posted by Karen Buckley • February 16th, 2012

During the 2012 anniversary year, we are publishing a series of engaging Review and Perspective articles from established authors who are preeminent in their fields. Each article explores a story of progress in medicine over the past 200 years. These articles will appear every other week. The relationship between patients and doctors is at the… Read More…