October 2009

Observer Article

‘An Unconscionable Embarrassment’

A century ago, American medicine was an unregulated and unscientific craft, with little research to support its practice. In 1910, The Flexner Report, published by early 20th century educator Abraham […]... More>


Cover Story

Giving Darwin His Due

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin was published in 1872, a year after The Descent of Man. It is, without a doubt, a brilliant […]... More>


Observer Article

Federal Perspectives on Research and Human Subjects Protection

Menikoff Jerry Menikoff is Director of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OHRP leads the department’s efforts to ensure […]... More>


Observer Article

Universal Social Cognition

Susan Fiske delivers her William James Fellow Award Address. “Psychologists have an insatiable tendency to look for commonalities in the human condition” said Princeton University’s Susan T. Fiske in her […]... More>


Letter/Observer Forum

Authorship Battles: An Outsider’s View

Ubel She had worked long and hard analyzing the data, drafting and re-drafting the manuscript, all the while receiving insightful help from her adviser. She did 90 percent of the […]... More>