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When The New England Journal of Medicine planned to publish a paper on immunity and cancer, Barbara Culliton and Franz Inglefinger, M.D, the fiesty editor of the NEJM decided on a bold experiment. Read More >
In 1978, Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, published a special issue of the "Limits of Scientific Inquiry". Ms. Culliton was invited to contribute an article on the relationship between the public and the scientific enterprise: 'Scientists Are Not Public Relations Agents'. Read More>
In a novel collaboration to enhance the general public's understanding of science, The New Yorker and the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation collaborated on an annual series of special sections about science. Each issue contained short, simple, vignettes by Ms. Culliton about some of the more exciting research of the year, including short articles about some of the most important senior scientists (1997), leading researchers in genetics (1998), and young researchers headed for scientific celebrity (1999). Read More>
Vital Signs, conceived and edited by Barbara Culliton, is a collection of stories produced in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It captures research highlights that have made a difference in medicine. Chapters include "Saving the Heart, A Revolution in Treating Heart Attacks;" "Heart Transplantation;" "Hemoglobin, the Story of Blood and Blood Diseases Such as Sickle Cell Anemia;” and "A Struggle for Breath, Advances in Understanding and Treating Asthma." Read More>
The Association of Professors of Medicine, which publishes The American Journal of Medicine, asked Ms. Culliton to write about her extraordinary experience as a cancer patient at Johns Hopkins, where she was treated for a rare, potentially deadly cancer of the salivary gland. The treatment required 18 hours of surgery, along with numerous follow-up operations. The article demonstrates the healing value of close physician - patient collaboration. Read More >
The Journal of the American Medical Association commissioned a series of articles by leading medical specialists on research that would be at the forefront of 21st century medicine. Read More >



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The New England Journal of Medicine


The New Yorker

Vital Signs

APM – Association of Professors of Medicine

Albert & Mary Lasker Foundation

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