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Medicine &Science | 17 Jan 2012

Medicine Timeline

 The New England Journal of Medicine is the oldest continuously published medical periodical, completing its second century of service to the medical community in 2012. The Journal marks its 200th anniversary this year with a timeline celebrating the scientific advances first described in its pages: the stethoscope (1816), the use of ether for anesthesia (1846), […]

Books &Medicine | 23 Sep 2011

Mindfulness in Medicine

“Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing”– Voltaire Becoming Mindful Of Medical Decision Making.. Even the youngest among us have had to make difficult medical decisions. Perhaps we’ve had to choose between two doctors with […]

Life &Medicine | 18 Jul 2011

The Good Short Life

In 1959, the great biologist René Dubos wrote a book called Mirage of Health, in which he pointed out that “complete and lasting freedom from disease is but a dream remembered from imaginings of a Garden of Eden. But, in the intervening decades, his admonition has largely been ignored by both doctors and society as […]

Life &Medicine | 01 Jul 2011

Compassion is a verb

Maggie Breslin came to her career as a designer through a love for stories. Presently she  is senior designer/researcher in the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic, a role she pioneered in 2005 where she leads teams in collecting stories and using them to re-imagining how health care services will be delivered. She also leads […]

Life &Medicine | 03 Jan 2010

Learning to Listen

In the words of Carl Jung – “Life has always seemed to me like a plant that lives on its rhizome. Its true life is invisible, hidden in the rhizome. The part that appears above ground lasts only a single summer. What we see is the blossom, which passes. The rhizome remains.” At New York […]

Medicine | 17 May 2007

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1966 ROCHE VALIUM (Diazepam) launch Advertisement The Benzodiazepine Era In the mid-1960s, a new group of sedatives, known as tranquilizers was introduced. Returning to a group of compounds he had worked on previously, Leo Sternbach discovered the benzodiazepines, a new class of agents. In 1960, Librium® (chlordiazepoxide) was introduced for the management of emotional, psychosomatic […]

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