Dr. Howard Markel looks back at the tragic victory of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis.
It’s easy to take for granted the leaps and bounds medical science has made in the last two centuries.
Rene Laennec invented the stethoscope in 1816. 1818 saw the first successful blood transfusion performed by James Blundell. In 1842 Crawford Long performed the first surgical operation using anesthesia.
The state Senate has voted to ban prevailing wage requirements in Michigan. Those laws mandate union-level pay and benefits for workers on publicly-funded construction projects.
Supporters of Senate Bills 1, 2, and 3 say prevailing wage artificially drives up the cost of taxpayer-funded projects, and repealing it would save the state and communities millions of dollars every year.
Jack Lessenberry talks about Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter "plan" to fix the roads.
If there’s one thing that defines us as a people, it may be how much we love fantasy. That’s why men in their fifties comb over that bald spot and go to singles bars, and why others still imagine they will someday see the Detroit Lions in the Super Bowl.