In the early hours of October 16th, 1793, nine months after the execution of her husband, Louis XVI, the 37-year-old former Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, wrote the following tear-stained…
PUBLISHED: July 10, 2012
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1650 words)
Something was killing Hmong men in their sleep, and no one could figure out what it was. There was no obvious cause of death. None of them had been sick, physically. The men weren't clustered all that tightly, geographically speaking. They were united by dislocation from Laos and a shared culture, but little else. Even House would have been stumped. Doctors gave the problem a name, the kind that reeks of defeat, a dragon label on the edge of the known medical world: Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome. SUNDS. It didn't do much in terms of diagnosis or treatment, but it was easier to track the periodic conferences dedicated to understanding the problem.
AP Photo/File In this 1932 file photo, a long line of jobless and homeless men waits outside to get free dinner at New York's municipal lodging house during the Great Depression. This…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 12, 2011
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3683 words)