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How Medicine, Education, and Culture Shape Who We Are
Richard Gunderman MD, Ph.D.
Think jury duty is a nuisance? Think again.
What can we learn from the man who established our most effective weapon against highly infectious disease, vaccination?
Feeling burned out in the care of children? Remember Janusz Korczak.
Medical science presents us which choices similar to those faced by the eugenicists of a century ago.
Is judicial impartiality possible? John Adams had an answer.
In what respects are women the equal of men?
If laughter is so good for us, why aren't we doing more of it?
Amid a global pandemic, Marie Curie's story offers important insight and inspiration.
What wellsprings of inspiration should today's opponents of racism be drawing on? The best-selling novel of the 19th century offers an answer.
Masks, drugs, and vaccines are vital, but so is the truth.
Far from undermining the Easter message, the COVID-19 pandemic deepens it.
Is death nothing more than the end of everything? Perhaps it is also one of our greatest teachers.
Think it's easy to balance the interests of the many against those of the few? Consider the sexual abuse scandal of Scouts BSA.
When it comes to summoning compassion, images can offer a lot.
What is it like never to suffer from writer's block?
The outcome of the American experiment has been in grave doubt.
To save children, connect with the moral imagination.
How much can you tell about a person from a lapel pin?
How can we recognize egotists? It helps to know one.
What 20th century woman revolutionized education around the world?
When can reliance on data blind us to reality?
Why should we care for children? For the same reasons we care to live.
For decades, a diagnosis of lung cancer seemed like a death sentence. Now there is a way to make many lung cancers curable.
Coaches help us perform better. What did the greatest coach say about living well?
For Black History Month, a reminder that the civil rights movement had allies in undermining racism in America.
Mary Poppins is "practically perfect in every way" and can do practically anything. So how does she choose to spend her time?
"Silent Night" still resonates as deeply as ever. There is hope in the story of the one of the world's most popular songs.
The mere fact that a scientific result has been reported does not prove that it is true. In fact, the opposite is often the case.
When we misunderstand life's meaning, we compromise our chances of coming fully to life through love.
Richard Gunderman, MD, Ph.D., is Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University.