Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (John Snow's Cholera Research) (Yellow Fever in Memphis) (Analyzing President Garfield's Death)

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (John Snow’s Cholera Research) (Yellow Fever in Memphis) (Analyzing President Garfield’s Death)

JOHN SNOW, THE BROAD STREET PUMP, THE GHOST MAP, AND CHOLERA In 2006, Steven Johnson’s book on London’s most terrifying epidemic was published (1), and in 2007, Sandra Hempel’s book on the same topic was published (2). London in 1854 contained 2.5 million people in its 30-mile circumference. The city stank because of the animal […]

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (Advice of Sir William Osler, Bart. On Practicing Medicine) (Norman J. Holter, The Inventor of Hotler Electrocardiogram) (Great Benefits of Running) (Editorial) (Reprint) (Biography)

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (Advice of Sir William Osler, Bart. On Practicing Medicine) (Norman J. Holter, The Inventor of Hotler Electrocardiogram) (Great Benefits of Running) (Editorial) (Reprint) (Biography)

When I started my tenure as editor in chief of The American Journal of Cardiology in 1982, I began writing editorials for each issue. I did so for a decade and still contribute several editorials each year. Here I reprint (with permission from the publisher) some of these columns. References for each section appear in […]

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (A Nation of 300 Million) (Employers Push Healthy Living) (The Omnivore's Dilemma, By Michael Pollan) (Editorial)

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (A Nation of 300 Million) (Employers Push Healthy Living) (The Omnivore’s Dilemma, By Michael Pollan) (Editorial)

A NATION OF 300 MILLION In 1800, the US population was just over 5 million; in 1860, 31 million; in 1900, 76 million; in 1950, 151 million; in 2000, 281 million; and as of October 2006, 300 million (1). By 2040, our population is predicted to be 400 million. The USA has added 100 million […]

Facts and Principles Learned at the 31st Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease (Conference News)

Facts and Principles Learned at the 31st Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease (Conference News)

The December 2003 conference on heart disease in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the 31st such conference to be held in that city and has been directed by one of us (WCR) since it began in 1972. The conference usually attracts about 200 enrollees, most of whom are repeat attendees. The conference provides 19.75 hours of continuing […]