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  • Surgical science museum features tools alongside an artist in residence

    Surgical science museum features tools alongside an artist in residence
    Take a stroll through the exhibits of antique medical devices in the International Museum of Surgical Science on Lake Shore Drive, and your mind might conjure forth images worthy of the 1988 movie “Dead Ringers,” in which Jeremy Irons plays...
  • O'Malley administration backs medical marijuana bill

    O'Malley administration backs medical marijuana bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration withdrew its opposition to legislation allowing doctors and nurses to dispense medical marijuana to patients through academic medical centers, raising prospects for passage this year. Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the...
  • 'Mary Coin' imagines 'Migrant Mother's' life

    'Mary Coin' imagines 'Migrant Mother's' life
    A photograph, Marisa Silver writes at the end of her new novel, "Mary Coin," is "an alchemy of fact and invention that produces something recognizable as the truth. But it is not the truth." It is as if Silver is writing about her own new novel here...
  • Dorothy DeBolt dies at 89; adoption advocate raised 20 children

    Dorothy DeBolt dies at 89; adoption advocate raised 20 children
    It was a story Dorothy Atwood DeBolt enjoyed telling, one that any harried parent of young children might find somewhat familiar. The phone rang one day as the busy mother raced around her home, getting ready for an out-of-town trip and wrapping up...
  • Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist

    Dr. Jacquelin Perry dies at 94; polio specialist
    The country was in the grip of a polio epidemic in the 1950s when orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jacquelin Perry began performing spinal surgeries in Downey that helped paralyzed survivors of the disease regain mobility. When some of the same patients...
  • Dorothy I. Levin, 86, gave support to Maryland's growing theater scene

    Dorothy I. Levin, 86, gave support to Maryland's growing theater scene
    Dorothy I. Levin, a longtime Columbia resident who was known for her colorful personality and lively parties for members of the burgeoning dinner theater scene in Maryland, died Monday in her home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was...
  • 'Chs. Carroll Turns Detective; Solves Initial Mystery' [History Matters]

    100 Years Ago 'Refined' burlesque An ad in the Times: "Gayety Theatre — A Big Event in Local Theatricals — An announcement will soon be made of the coming to Baltimore of one stellar aggregation of stars, that will surprise even the...
  • Controlling tuberculosis in the jet age

    Controlling tuberculosis in the jet age
    As op-ed commentator Richard E. Chaisson wrote recently, "despite the devastation that TB wreaks, it still is not a global health priority" ("Tuberculosis, the forgotten killer," March 24). Just as it was necessary to eradicate smallpox and combat polio...
  • Community & Clubs: Celebrating researchers while remembering polio's victims

    As I get older, the more sentimental I get. Sing the national anthem at an Angels game, and I will have tears in my eyes. Marching bands, whether high school, college or the Salvation Army band, bring tears to my eyes. And so did the 2014 Rotary Rose...
  • Polio's war foothold

    Polio's war foothold
    Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
  • Stop giving new NYC mayor grief for trying to ban horse-drawn carriages

    Stop giving new NYC mayor grief for trying to ban horse-drawn carriages
    Bill de Blasio, the new mayor of New York City, has been getting grief for making a priority of banishing horse-drawn carriages from Central Park in Manhattan. It was one of his campaign promises and he announced at a news conference on Monday—two...