January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Living

South Dakota twins born in different years

When they grow up, a set of newborn twins in South Dakota will be able to tell people they were born in different years. Kylee Anthony was born a minute before midnight on New Year’s Eve, and brother John Jr. More...

New England Journal

200 years of medical history

Unhappy with today’s health care? Think of what it was like to be sick 200 years ago. No stethoscopes, antibiotics, Xrays or vaccines. Bloodletting was a common treatment. More...

THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR

Lincoln’s outspoken war secretary resigns

President Abraham Lincoln’s outspoken war secretary, Simon Cameron, a canny old-time political boss from Pennsylvania, resigns the all-important Cabinet post on Jan. 14, 1862. More...