Pitt Med has been around since 1999—what a pool of stories we have for you to dive into!
Every so often, we're going to digitize our favorites. From features to alumni profiles,
we're bringing them back.
A polio scrapbook
When letters and permission slips from Jonas Salk arrived in the mail during the school year, parents worried; they argued at the dinner table. This new vaccine, this clinical trial, was it safe enough for their children?
Behind the headlines
The story of John Troan, the Pittsburgh Press reporter who covered how Jonas Salk conquered polio.
When the 1918 flu pandemic came to Pittsburgh
A look back at the city during a time of crisis.
She didn't wait for permission
In 1893, Louise Wotring Lyle moved to Pittsburgh
determined to help those in need.
The Formidable Mr. Yuk
He's still alerting adults and kids to the dangers that lurk in everyday substances.
Edwin Kiester Jr., Summer 2000
How a war helped make doctors out of MDs.
Elaine Vitone, Spring 2014
Diedrich has struggled with reading and learning disorders since grade school. Now, as an emerging scientist, he’s eager to help others facing the same uphill climb.
Elaine Vitone, Spring 2013
Mark Ravitch both made and wrote surgical history.
Chuck Staresinic, Spring 2006
How Starzl’s efforts led to a cure for liver disease and a new field of medicine. See our Thomas Starzl Story Archive.
Elaine Vitone, Summer 2012
The power to make or break our health, from birth to adulthood and ever after.
Edwin Kiester Jr., Fall 2003
Everything changed when they came to town.
Edwin Kiester Jr., Winter 2002
The famous doc nurtured Pittsburgh children.
John Milton Duff, 1886 (Published in Fall 2011)
"From This Seed Our Glory," excerpts from the first lecture given to students of Pitt med, then called Western Pennsylvania Medical College.
Chuck Staresinic, Winter 2007/08
In the brains of diseased athletes, Omalu discovered injuries invisible to the naked eye. On his introduction to American football.
Rebecca Skloot, Winter 2001
Herb Needleman took on the disease of where we live and work.
Rebecca Skloot, Summer 2000
Julius Youngner prepares to halt the next influenza outbreak before it’s too late.