May 26, 2002 |
It's hard to know where to pin the blame. Although Herman Melville had proudly titled his new novel "Moby-Dick," the British publishers, for marketing reasons and without his knowledge, changed it in November 1851 to "The Whale." Worse, when Melville shipped the manuscript across the Atlantic Ocean, the last page got so smushed that it was never printed.
March 5, 2002 |
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore alerted 415 patients Monday that a defective instrument capable of spreading life-threatening lung infections may have been used in a medical procedure they underwent.
November 13, 2001 |
Johns Hopkins University sanctioned a researcher who tested experimental cancer drugs on patients in India without the approval of a university review board, the school said Monday. The sanctions, the latest in a series of embarrassments for the university involving human subjects, were based on the findings of a faculty committee appointed in July. It investigated Ru Chih C. Huang, a biology professor in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, which is separate from the medical school.
August 13, 2001 |
Let's face it. We're all aging, and many of us are going to live long enough to spend our last years in nursing homes. We hope we'll be tended by compassionate caregivers who have only our best and individual interests at heart, but given the nightmarish stories we hear about some nursing homes, it's important to become familiar with an environment in which our parents, our spouses, our partners or ourselves eventually may live.
July 26, 2001 |
In the aftermath of a research study volunteer's death and the subsequent imposition of serious sanctions by federal officials, Johns Hopkins University's renowned research arm faces a long road ahead in reestablishing its program of 2,800 medical experiments involving human subjects, officials say.
July 24, 2001 |
Government regulators told Johns Hopkins University on Monday that the school may resume medical research on humans, four days after the regulators halted such studies because of the death of a volunteer. Some studies will have to be reviewed first. The federal Office for Human Research Protection approved a plan reached with the university to correct deficiencies found after the June 2 death of a healthy 24-year-old during an asthma experiment.
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July 23, 2001 |
Arthur F. Davidsen, astrophysicist whose experiments aboard rockets and the space shuttle were fundamental in fathoming the structure of the universe, has died. He was 57. Davidsen, who made his Johns Hopkins University a world leader in the field of astronomy, died Thursday in Baltimore of complications from a lung disorder.
July 20, 2001 |
Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore, the nation's largest recipient of U.S. government medical research money, was ordered to cease all federally funded research on humans Thursday after the June 2 death of a volunteer in an asthma experiment. About 2,400 experiments are underway at the university, said Bill Hall, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He did not know the number of volunteers involved.
May 7, 2001 |
Johns Hopkins University announced that an anonymous donor pledged $100 million to the school--the latest in a remarkable series of nine-figure donations to U.S. colleges--to create an institute devoted to finding a new vaccine and treatment for malaria, which kills more than 1 million people every year. School officials had talked to the donor about the need for new classroom and laboratory space on their Baltimore campuses.
December 24, 2000 |
"Recent Terrains," a new collection of landscape photographs by Laurie Brown, opens with a dreamlike black and white panorama of a low hill above a dark, rutted plain. The sunstruck crown of the hill is crenelated with a curving wall of houses that seems both arrogant and defensive. Just below, the freshly landscaped slope descends like the fortification of a city ready for war. It would be a hard fight and hand-to-hand among the whirring sprinklers for an army to take this high ground.