This is a story of medicine as it moved from the pioneer care-giving era of the early 1800s to the sophisticated health settings of today. It is the story of the many colorful, caring physicians whose vision helped spawn new ways to educate caregivers and new methods to heal the sick...and of the generations of dedicated health professionals and civic leaders who, over the past 150 year, shaped one of the nation's leading academic health centers. It is the story of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.
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The Skeleton News presents "A Dark Vision of the Future." Features on: Chicago's first megachurch, Willow Creek, at the Auditorium Theater and defining evangelicalism; nutrition and public health issues including types of fats and perspectives and conspiracy theories on AIDS/HIV; ubiquitous computing, GPS, and RFID and their implications in surveillance, health, and everyday living; survivalism and species integration; the solitude of mathematician Dr. Grigory Perelman; being transgendered or androgynous in Chicago; book reviews; the loss of identity in American cities; unessential albums; and Ulysses S. Grant.<br />