Druin Burch

Contributing Editor Druin Burch writes the "Medical Examiner" column in Natural History. He is an attending physician at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and teaches physiology, medicine, and human evolu­tion at the University of Oxford. His most re­cent book is Taking the Medicine:A Short History of Medicine‚Äôs Beautiful Idea and Our Difficulty Swallowing It (Chatto and Windus, 2009). He is currrently working on a book about the discovery of dinosaurs.

Recent Stories

The way they live, the food they eat, and the effect on us

A true but unlikely tale

Story and Photographs by William Rowan

Increasing day length on the early Earth boosted oxygen released by photosynthetic cyanobacteria.

Genomic evidence shows that Denisovans and modern humans may have overlapped in Wallacea.