| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Another bright star of old Hollywood is gone. Eleanor Parker, who received three Academy Award nominations, including for her inspired portrayal of soprano Marjorie Lawrence in the 1955 film "Interrupted Melody," died Monday in Palm Springs. She was 91. ...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:45 AM
When the Bennett Blazers — Kennedy Krieger Institute's Physically Challenged Sports Program — first sent a wheelchair softball team to the National Championships in Minnesota several years ago, the team was admittedly unprepared.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Henrietta Lacks was an African-American mother of five living in Baltimore County's Turner Station when she died, unheralded, of cervical cancer at the age of 31. Yet the malignant cells that killed her, which were taken from a cervical tissue sample...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Dr. Jerel Katz, who overcame a childhood bout with polio and went on to have a 40-year career as a general surgeon, died Aug. 5 of kidney failure at Riderwood Village, a Silver Spring senior living community.
The former longtime Pikesville resident...
| Oct 8, 2012
As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, October 11, 1962:
The Northeast Expressway through lower Harford County toward the Delaware line was 5 percent ahead of schedule. Plans called for opening sections of the big toll road in November...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Dr. H. Berton McCauley, former chief of the dental division of the Baltimore Health Department, who led the controversial battle that resulted in the city's water supply being fluoridated nearly 60 years ago, died Oct. 23 of prostate cancer at his...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Is it any wonder America is distrusted and held in contempt around the world?
I was unaware my tax dollars were paying for fake polio vaccination programs in Pakistan (and no doubt elsewhere). What a dreadful way to "win the hearts and minds" of a...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The CIA is probably smug and triumphant about its duplicitous vaccination drive in Abbotabad, a mission hatched to catch and kill Osama bin Laden ("A tainted polio program," Jan. 7). As a doctor, I cringe to think of this unscrupulous use of medicine...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:05 AM
100 Years Ago
An ad in the Times: "Gayety Theatre — A Big Event in Local Theatricals — An announcement will soon be made of the coming to Baltimore of one stellar aggregation of stars, that will surprise even the...