David Brown

David Brown, a journalist and a physician, was a staff writer for The Washington Post from 1991 to 2013.

A Tall Order

Rehabbing a century-old grain elevator

by David Brown | Saturday, August 07, 2021

Future Fears

How a 19th-century writer and polymath anticipated the modern world

by David Brown | Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The Rollout We Deserve

Our tolerance for piecemeal health care has led to the Covid-19 vaccination mess

by David Brown | Saturday, February 20, 2021

Pandemic Preparation

How ready was the government for what everyone knew was coming?

by David Brown | Friday, June 12, 2020

Mysterious Inheritance

A new biography of the founder of population genetics

by David Brown | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Orwell’s Last Neighborhood

While envisioning the darkest of futures and grappling with mortality, the English writer retreated to an idyllic Scottish isle to write Nineteen Eighty-Four

by David Brown | Monday, March 04, 2019

Opioids and Paternalism

To help end the crisis, both doctors and patients need to find a new way to think about pain

by David Brown | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Two of a Kind

A postwar friendship

by David Brown | Thursday, September 05, 2013

What’s Wrong (and Right) with Science Journalism

Remarks to the University of Iowa on October 8, 2008, for the Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry

by David Brown | Tuesday, September 01, 2009