Plenty has been written this year about the history of medicine through the lens of the New England Journal of Medicine, which celebrated its 200th anniversary. The journal created a special website chronicling medical advancements through the past two centuries, many of which were highlighted during a symposium in June. For the Globe magazine, I looked back at what a sampling of articles said about the role the journal has played in medicine and society.
In an editorial published today on the journal’s website, two top editors join Dr. Isaac Kohane of Boston Children’s Hospital in looking forward, at what medicine may look like in the next 100 years. You can see the full text online, but here’s a few highlights from what they expect in the decades ahead: