September 1960

  • How Good is Government Medical Care?

    Can a high quality be maintained in our medical services if, as many believe, they must be vastly enlarged by government aid? OSLER L. PETERSON, M.D., spent six years in Europe as a staff member of the Rockefeller Foundation, studying the various government-supported health services, and is now a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Medical School.

  • Caesar's Meat

    Readers of these pages may recall J. Frank Dobie's Texas stories of pet rattlesnakes and "cold-nosed" hounds, but his twenty-five year-old cow is apparently intended as fact, not fancy

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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