Alice Dreger
Writer and scholar

Alice Dreger, PhD, is a historian of medicine and science whose work has appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticSlate, WIRED, The Guardian and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Her latest book is Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One Scholar's Search for Justice (2015), named an Editors' Choice by The New York Times. She lives in Michigan.

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Essay/Medical Ethics

Intersex rights

Children born with in-between sex development are subject to surgeries that many believe violate their human rights

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Idea/Medical Ethics

You might be in a medical experiment and not even know it

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Essay/Bioethics

Visiting your leg

From morbid anatomy museums to modern consent forms, medicine wants ever more control over your body – and its parts

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Idea/Education

Without tenure, professors become terrified sheep

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