Benjamin Oseroff

Benjamin Oseroff is a writer based in New York City. He focuses on medicine, health, and society.

  • A Doctor's Deathbed: The Burden of Knowledge

    For a physician diagnosed with an aggressive cancer, medical knowledge and connections did not mean he would overcome the odds. But they did shape his perspective on the experience.


Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.


The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air


The Origins of Bungee Jumping

"We had this old potato sack and I filled it up with rocks and dropped it over the side. It just hit the water, split, dropping all the stones. And that was our test."


Is Trading Stocks for Suckers?

If you think you’re smarter than the stock market, you’re probably either cheating or wrong


I Spent Half My Life Making a Video Game

How a childhood hobby became a labor of love