Healthcare

    Illustration: Mark HarrisJere woke up on the morning of October 24, 2020, expecting what Finnish college students callnormi päivä, an ordinary day. It was a Saturday, and he’d slept in. The night before, he had gone drinking by the beach with some...
    Andrew Ibrahim on the bank of the Huron River in the Nichols Arboretum, just downhill from the Michigan Medicine hospital complex in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Photograph: Elliott WoodsThere is no hope of outrunning the suffering that has settled into the h...
    Nurse Becky Cherney helps run Operation Face Shield out of a 1976 Bendix Aristocrat camper trailer parked behind a distillery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The project coordinates the production of medical face shields made with 3D printers. “It made me r...
    The 1883 law was the first of its kind to institute mandatory, government-monitored health insuranceOtto von Bismarck addressing the Reichstag(Peter Horree / Alamy Stock Photo)ByLorraine Boissoneaultsmithsonianmag.comJuly 14, 2017It was 1881, and Ger...