Author Archives: Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi

Cities Built on Secret Cemeteries

As urban centers expanded, city planners solved a grave problem with imperfect solutions. Continue reading

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Can Humans (Briefly) Survive Decapitation?

A bizarre look at the after-effects of beheading, which is still practiced in some parts of the world. Continue reading

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Pandemic Waves, Then and Now

The 1918 influenza pandemic spread through the U.S. in fatal surges, much like the COVID-19 pandemic that began a century later. Continue reading

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Why Another COVID-19 Surge Could Devastate U.S. Hospitals

Despite hospitals’ plans for another potential spike, pandemic-induced trauma has contributed to significant staffing shortages. Continue reading

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Autopsies on Hold: Why We Need More Medical Examiners

Too many deaths and too few forensic pathologists trigger a surprising workforce crisis. Continue reading

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How Indirect DNA Transfer Is Challenging Forensics and Overturning Wrongful Convictions

Prosecutors and forensic researchers say DNA evidence is not so cut and dry. Continue reading

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The Ignored History of Nurse PTSD

Military nurses in WWII experienced PTSD that was left untreated — and often denied altogether — driving many from the profession. Can we do better for today’s nurses? Continue reading

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Britney Spears and the History of Controlling Women via ‘Insanity’ Claims

Before the pop star’s conservatorship, men have long used the legal and medical system to subjugate women deemed as unruly. Continue reading

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