In an unusual step for someone writing a show for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Karola Gajda asked The Lancet for help. She was researching her mother's life for her one-woman play My Mother's Shoes. The show is in parts discussion, scripted storytelling, enacted scenes, and monologue. Gajda needed assistance to track down an article about Addison's disease published in The Lancet at some time in the 1950s. She credits the article in question with saving her mother's life and, thus, enabling her own very existence.