In this issue we travel on the Silk Road to the legendary city of Samarkand, to war-torn Sarajevo and the South Sudan, to the Isle of Brach, and to the battlefields of the American Civil War. We meet Lord Lister, Casanova, Cicero, the “Lunaticks,” and several medical serial killers. We continue to feature anatomical studies and imagery, and honor the contributions of Dr. Richard Selzer to literature and medical education.


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