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The secret to ending cynicism in medicine

To fill an assignment in an undergraduate medical sociology class, my friend and I made an appointment with the assistant administrator in a local hospital. After the interview, we proceeded towards the exit by cutting through the obstetrical wards. We passed an exhausted young doctor with a stethoscope draped over his neck and hunched over… Read More »

To fix big problems in medicine, he's thinking smaller – News@Northeastern

Life expectancy in the United States has been declining since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thomas Webster, a chemical engineering professor at Northeastern, believes that medicine can do more to help Americans live longer. “If your system is not doing what it’s supposed to, it must be broken,” said Webster,… Read More »