Arthur Allen

Arthur Allen is the author of The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, Ripe, and Vaccine. He is a health writer and editor at Politico.

Science
Aug. 5 2014 9:57 AMKilling in the Name of CleanlinessThe shocking stupidity and brutality of Nazi doctors’ response to typhus.
Science
Sept. 9 2011 10:15 AMWe Dodged the Bullet With SARS.
Medical Examiner
March 29 2011 7:09 AMA Giant Pain in the WalletHow drug companies are making crucial, common drugs up to 100 times more expensive.
Food
March 19 2010 11:21 AMRotten TomatoesScandal strikes the tomato-paste industry.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 11 2009 1:00 PMRaw DealIs protecting consumers from uncooked oysters a rotten plan?
Medical Examiner
May 6 2009 11:47 AMSay It Ain't So, OWhy is Oprah Winfrey promoting vaccine skeptic Jenny McCarthy?
Medical Examiner
Feb. 12 2009 3:35 PMIn Your Eye, Jenny McCarthyA special court rejects autism-vaccine theories.
Dispatches
Nov. 12 2007 5:17 PMKetchup Diplomacy in Red ChinaChecking out the country's booming tomato business.
Medical Examiner
June 21 2007 12:00 PMFear of ReplacementWhat if a vaccine kills off one strain of a disease—but makes room for another?
Science
March 7 2007 5:25 PMUnintelligent DesignHow birds got to fly.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 15 2007 2:30 PMThe Autism NumbersWhy there's no epidemic.
Medical Examiner
June 8 2006 4:07 PMAnd Now, the HPV VaccineWarts and all.
Medical Examiner
May 16 2006 6:59 AMFlag on the FieldShould colleges know when a student takes the SAT untimed?
Dispatches
March 14 2006 5:15 PMEl Salvador's Irrelevant ElectionsSalvadorans working in the United States—not politicians—drive the country's economy.
Medical Examiner
Dec. 27 2005 1:56 PMThe Vaccine FairyHow to make lawsuits disappear—and how not to.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 29 2014 11:49 PMThe Real Scandal in VirginiaThe governor said an unproven dietary supplement in trouble with the FDA “works for me!”
Science
Sept. 8 2011 11:38 AMWill This Film Worsen the Pandemic Panic?
Medical Examiner
Feb. 23 2011 1:32 PMThe Real Problem With VaccinesOur system for compensating injured children is hurting—and this week's Supreme Court ruling doesn't help.
Recycled
Feb. 2 2010 1:56 PMTrue BelieversWhy there's no dispelling the myth that vaccines cause autism.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 15 2009 10:12 AMListening to the Black BoxDid the FDA's warnings on antidepressants have any effect on teen suicide?
Medical Examiner
April 1 2009 12:25 PMTreating Autism as if Vaccines Caused ItThe theory may be dead, but the treatments live on.
Recycled
Jan. 30 2008 7:30 AMCan Vaccines Cause Autism?Eli Stone's questionable medicine.
Medical Examiner
June 29 2007 3:35 PMTrue BelieversWhy there's no dispelling the myth that vaccines cause autism.
Medical Examiner
May 28 2007 8:52 AMThimerosal on TrialThe theory that vaccines cause autism goes to court.
Medical Examiner
Feb. 21 2007 12:13 PMWelcome to the Fish Fry, MomThe evidence that seafood won't hurt your baby.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 24 2006 2:33 PMSquash the BugEurope is killing off hospital infections. Why isn't the United States following suit?
Medical Examiner
June 1 2006 1:16 PMOf Mice or MenThe problems with animal testing.
Medical Examiner
April 20 2006 4:04 PMThe Microbes Are BackWhat's behind the Midwest mumps outbreak.
Medical Examiner
March 8 2006 12:27 PMHome Is Where the Heart Is HealthyWhy immigration makes you sick.
Medical Examiner
Nov. 22 2005 4:37 PMThe Last Big VirusSARS—a fire drill for the avian flu?

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  Business
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
  Life
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Oct. 23 2014 6:00 AM Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
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Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
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  Arts
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Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
  Technology
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Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.