Seduction

Another character in Roots and Branches and Making the Cut My mother: By 1935, Hitler had closed the progressive women’s schools, preventing women from entering university. Gretchen Steinbach left her home in Hamburg, Germany, in 1935 and went to England as a nanny...

Sins & Glory

Characters in “Roots & Branches” and “Making the Cut” Like in fairy tales, Abdel Aziz’s stepmother was a sinful woman. When she banished him at age 6 from the village, Beni Harem in Upper Egypt and sold him into servitude in Cairo, her expectation was...

Follow-Up on Hospital Malnutrition

In 2015 I published an article in the Columbia Medical Review outlining one of the most horrifying cases of hospital-induced malnutrition leading to death. You can read that article here. Years later, malnutrition in hospitalized patients persists. See the following...