Longwood – A City Within a City

Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff

A first breath, and a last breath. In Longwood, that’s life

As a Randolph woman prepares to go home for the final time, a young couple experiences the other end of the life cycle. By Bella English

Timeline

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/06/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/CHB%20hospital%20and%20cows%20--%20600%20dpi.jpg Tragedies to transplants, the history of Longwood

A look at the area’s past, from 1833 through the present.

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Photos

Longwood from above

Looking down on a mecca of medicine. Aerial photos by Globe photographer David L. Ryan.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/29/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/maeda_LongwoodSports_special1.jpg The future of treating ACL tears: Less invasive surgery

About 400,000 people a year tear their knee ligament. Dr. Martha Murray has an idea for a less-invasive repair.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/23/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/tlumacki_merckresearchlablongwood_special016.jpg Biopharma firms come to Longwood to be closer to the action

A new innovation cluster in the area joins the passions of clinicians and researchers with the resources of biopharma giants.

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Longwood's growth spurt

What’s happened, what’s happening, and what’s next.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/02/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/wiggs_windsorschool_130152.jpg The Winsor School’s $100 million question

The property is worth a fortune to Longwood community, but it’s not selling.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/07/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/awul.jpg Excerpt from ‘Being Mortal,’ by Atul Gawande

An exerpt from the book by surgeon, writer, and public health researcher Atul Gawande.