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Wheeze Softly: Teddy Roosevelt’s Asthma Reconsidered

By Henry Ehrlich Did Rome fall because Romans drank out of pewter cups that contained lead? Was Mozart poisoned by a jealous, second-rate composer? Was Abraham Lincoln bipolar? J. Edgar Hoover—was he or wasn’t he? I enjoy stories that reexamine history through a contemporary lens. That’s why I was drawn to an article recently in […]

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Never Give a Patient an Even Break

By Henry Ehrlich Sucker: Is this a game of chance? Cuthbert J. Twillie: Not the way I play it, no. This exchange is from the 1940 movie “My Little Chickadee” written by and starring W.C Fields as Twillie, who is playing a “gentleman’s game” of cards. Surveying the pharmaceutical news of the past several months […]

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