Ben Seal

Ben Seal is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer who covers the environment, law, and academic research.

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Hand drawn histology illustration of nerve cells

A Cold Day in Stockholm

At the dawn of a new age in neuroscience, the rivalry between Camillo Golgi and Santiago Ramón y Cajal reached an icy climax.
3-D color diagram of human chest interior

A Fix for the Unfixable: Making the First Heart-Lung Machine

Seventy years ago, a group of Philadelphia scientists and a brave 18-year-old pushed surgery to its final frontier.