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What killed Bolivar?

September 3, 2010 |  by Dale Keiger

Paul Auwaerter does not, as a rule, invest a lot of time in considering what might have killed a South American liberator 180 years ago. As clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine, Auwaerter is a busy man. But this was a compelling case. The liberator was the liberator, […]

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The Disease Chaser

June 2, 2010 |  by Michael Anft

As he parks next to a large white farmhouse that would fit comfortably into a 19th-century still life, Richard Kelley smiles at a rust-colored retriever, an old friend that stirs from an early spring sunbath to greet him. Kelley knows this old place well. He’s been dropping by regularly to check on Joshua since the boy was little more than a month old, when his grandmother noticed that his body quavered slightly but uncontrollably.

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