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By adamg - 6/7/22 - 3:26 pm
Baby-goat yoga at Harvard Medical School

Handmaid watched some baby-goat yoga in the yard at Harvard Medical School today.

By adamg - 3/13/22 - 10:00 pm

Actor William Hurt died today at 71.

In 1980, in his first film role, he starred in Ken Russell's "Altered States," playing a researcher who tampers with the fundamental forces of nature, in the basement of Harvard Medical School. According to Movie-Locations.com, he and his wife (played by Blair Brown) lived at 108 Myrtle St. on Beacon Hill, and returned from a trip to Mexico via Logan Airport.

By adamg - 7/12/20 - 8:08 pm

The Harvard Crimson reports students and professors at the Harvard medical and dental schools are petitioning to change the name of one of the five "academic societies" incoming students are assigned to because it honors Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/20 - 2:25 pm

Deans at Harvard's medical and dental schools told students today that due to Covid-19, the fall semester for incoming students will start with only online classes - a couple weeks after a Harvard University official said that the main Harvard campus would be open to students in September. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/18 - 7:00 pm
On the lawn at Harvard Medical School

Roving UHub photographer Matt Colvin noticed people enjoying the warm weather today on the lawn at Harvard Medical School.

Meanwhile, JP Licks in Jamaica Plain got pretty crowded: Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/18 - 12:44 pm

The Crimson reports the medical school hopes to sell 8 of the 11 floors in a building it owns at 4 Blackfan Circle in the Longwood Medical Area. The money will help reduce the school's debt and, if enough comes in, let it stop drawing down its endowment to pay for operations.

By adamg - 5/16/17 - 8:22 am

IT'S NOT A ZEBRA! ft. Harvard Medical School & HSDM ("CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" Parody)

First-year students at Harvard Medical School go through some rigorous training in diagnosing illnesses - and also make annual parody videos.

By adamg - 2/1/17 - 10:08 am

The Crimson reports two Iranian sisters, one headed to do mathematical work, the other to study philosophy, were barred from a flight from London on Sunday despite having visas. They were denied seats on three other flights as well. The two have a sister who is already in Cambridge, working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

By adamg - 10/13/16 - 9:33 am

King Bhumipol Adulyadej of Thailand, who was born at Mount Auburn Hospital, has died. He was 88.

The king was the son of Prince Mahidol of Songkla, who was a student at Harvard Medical School at the time.

By adamg - 8/23/16 - 2:37 pm

A worker fell to the ground around 2 p.m. at Gordon Hall, Dave Lyons reports. His injuries were serious enough to have the BPD homicide unit called in, just in case, Scan Boston reports.

By adamg - 4/6/16 - 8:47 am

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals of Norcross, GA, wants Dr. Pieter Cohen to stop saying mean things about the sort of supplements it makes, so it's sued the Harvard Medical School professor and Cambridge Health Alliance physician for libel and slander. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/15 - 7:31 am

Harvard reminds us that among the oddities at the Warren Anatomical Museum at the medical school is the skull of Phineas Gage - and the 17-inch, 13½-pound iron bar driven through his head while he was working on the railroad in 1848.

By adamg - 12/9/13 - 8:49 am

What Does the Spleen Do? ft. Harvard Medical School

By adamg - 3/13/13 - 11:31 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ruled against a Canton company that makes padded hip protectors, saying a Harvard Medical School researcher did not libel it in a medical-journal article that said the devices did not seem to do much to protect the elderly from broken hips.

The state's highest court said HipSaver of Canton failed to prove that Dr. Douglas Kiel and his co-authors had written anything false in their 2007 article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

By adamg - 5/16/11 - 7:14 am

John Halamka, in charge of network computing at both Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, considers recent public cloud outages (from Amazon to Blogger), says he remains optimistic about the basic concept, in part because:

Problems on centralized cloud architecture that is homogenous, well documented, and highly staffed will be more rapidly resolved than problems in distributed, poorly staffed one-off installations.

By adamg - 10/25/09 - 12:21 pm

The Herald reports six scientists and students drank poisoned coffee from a single-serve coffee machine in August.

By adamg - 5/11/09 - 9:11 am

Paul Levy, CEO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, wishes to address students at Harvard's medical and public-health schools who are riding their bikes to school now that the weather is nice: Put your damn helmet on and stop riding like a moron:

Today's quiz: What do we call a Harvard student who rides a bicycle in the wrong lane without a helmet?

Answer: An organ donor.

By adamg - 4/7/08 - 11:14 pm

Kristin Huang is a first-year student at Harvard Medical School. First year means dissection and it's pretty rough (and then, the next day, even rougher). Definitely NOT for the squeamish (her subject lines begin with "Dismemberment" and "Mutiliation"), but it can give you some idea of what doctors in training have to go through.

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