Monthly Archives: February 2012

Who Deserves a Heart Transplant?

Who Deserves a Heart Transplant?

One of the most agonizing spots in medicine is the “transplant list.” In the United States, as in many countries, we rely on a simple system of altruism for organ donation. But other countries are trying different approaches.

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Doctors' Suicide

Doctors' Suicide

What happens it's the doctor who commits suicide? Sadly, physicians--as a group--have a higher suicide rate than other professionals. Here's the story of one doctor and the effects of his death on his student.

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Music Teachers for Doctors?

Music Teachers for Doctors?

What if every doctor learned from a music teacher? Could a "coach" bring back the intellectual vibrancy from medical-school days for one doctor, the way a music teacher inspires constant growth?

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