Michael Stein

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When It Works, It Really Works

Two weeks before his thesis was due, he had nothing. No data, no results, no conclusion. After eleven months of

Harvard Med as Verdun

E VERBODY'S got an inside story... Rita Jenrette revealed the lewdnes of the Congressional social scene, Woodward and Armstrong blitzed

What's Wrong With Health Care?

Arnold-Relman is the man who decides what will appear in the New England Journal of Medicine. The man who writes

The Ongoing Evolutionary Synthesis

Although Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel were contemporaries, they never met. By the 1860s. Darwin had already published The Origin

Saints and Sinners

M ARY GORDON'S SECOND NOVEL, The Company of Women reads like a prayer. As in her first book. Final Payments,

Capitalists Dream of Genes

After the initial burst of public fascination that accompanies most new ventures into high technology, the recombinant DNA industry has

Advise and Dissent

The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant, systematic duplicity. Your health is bound to

Hydroponics for Pot

High technology doesn't play favorities. It helps the NASA engineer, the modern architect, the computer programmer and now marijuana dealers.

A Jeremiad for the Novel

I N EACH academic domain, there are trendsetters. With the ability to capture the thoughts of a group of intellectuals

The Natural vs. the Natural

P ASSED THROUGH an ideological sieve, scientific theories and research often become strained and shredded, exiting in pieces that no

Face to Face

P RESIDENTIAL DEBATES don't exist. Instead, candidates agree to joint press conferences where they can answer (or sidestep) predictable and

Doctors on Pins and Needles: Acupuncture Reaches the West

As I lay on my back, the first silver needle pricked the skin of my instep. The sensation was so

Chemical Warfare Makes a Comeback

"It would alter the very nature of war and peace, change the face of battle and of civilian life," says

Bouncing Back

F OUR MONTHS AGO, the American press asked Jimmy Carter to drop out of the presidential race to make room

Money for Thought

T he image of the inspired scientist retiring to an isolated laboratory and daily coming up with miraculous new breakthroughs