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Innovations, outbreaks, and oddities from the year in health and medicine
By "interesting," we don't necessarily mean those fascinating "Man Who 'Gave Birth' to Cat Receives Life-Saving Kidney Transplant from Said Cat" stories. But looking back on a busy year, some things stood out as being both widely discussed and of some consequence, and not boring.
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James Hamblin, M.D., is a former staff writer at The Atlantic. He is also a lecturer at Yale School of Public Health, a co-host of Social Distance, and the author of Clean: The New Science of Skin.
Lindsay Abrams is a former editorial fellow at The Atlantic.