Barron H. Lerner

Barron H. Lerner, Angelica Berrie-Gold Foundation associate professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, is the author of Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear, and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America (Oxford).

Education of a Knife Education of a Knife

The third-year medical student held the intravenous catheter, poised to insert it into a patient's vein. Suddenly the patient asked, "Have you done this before?" As the student la...

Apr 18, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Barron H. Lerner