Family Physician/San Diego
Small Ship Cruising: Alaska by the Back Door
Alaska is not built to human dimensions: Visitors cannot enjoy it in one big bite -- they have to take it a nibble at a time.
A good start would be a small ship cruise of South East Alaska, home of the Baranof Warm Springs.
Lister's London: A Walk Through Medical History
To journey through the life and times of Lord Joseph Lister, a surgeon who pioneered the use of carbolic spray for antisepsis, is to venture through some of the most hallowed medical halls in Europe.
Viviers: A French Town Still Lost in the Middle Ages
On a trip down the river Rhone, you'll come upon Viviers -- a tiny village lost in its own world. The town, established in the 5th century, is home to Saint-Vincent Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in France still in use.
The Hospice of Beaune: 450 Years of Service to the Poor
The Hospice of Beaune saw its first patient on January 1, 1452, and its last in 1971. The secret to its success? A salt mine and a winery.
Montpellier, France: The Oldest Medical School in Europe
Salerno was older. It came into being around the ninth century, but nothing remains today of its existence. In the Chapel of the Work of Mercy, Montpellier still clings to its past. Where pharmacists handed their prescriptions through unobtrusive hatches to reticent nuns, bottles still stand on shelves.
Turkey: A Place Called Pergamum
The modern-day city of Bergama has a population of about 50,000, but twenty centuries ago when it was called Pergamum or Pergamon, 150,000 people lived there. Today you can buy a carpet where once upon a time multitudes came to be cured of their ills.
Viewpoint: What's really happening with the U.K.'s health system
How is socialized medicine going? Just look to the U.K.'s newspapers.
In search of Hippocrates
Come to the Greek island of Kos, where the Western world's first medical school thrived, and time still moves to ancient rhythms.
Here's to the giants of medicine
The profession's past is rich in heroes. Among the most notable are the scientists profiled here.
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