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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 29, No. 3 Spring 2005
Once upon a time, the developed world thought infectious diseases had been more or less wiped out by vaccines and antibiotics. But today we're battling AIDS and SARS and bird flu. And tomorrow we may be contending with contagions as yet unknown. What happened? And, more to the point, what can we do about it?
The intensive care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It was a pioneering concept back in 1955. And DHMC has remained a leader in criticalcare medicine ever since.
A retired member of the DMS faculty reflects on his varied career—and makes the case for the powerful healing effects of the house call.
The history of the concept of intensive care is the subject of this issue's cover feature. The cover depicts a detail from a painting by Joseph Dwaihy, DMS '06, and Sara Dykstra. The painting in its entirety, and the 1950s photo on which it's based, are reproduced in the article—which starts on page 40. The original painting hangs outside Zimmermann Student Lounge at DHMC.
Michael Zubkoff, Ph.D.
James Norton '69 and Ph.D. '79
By Stephen Spielberg, M.D., Ph.D.
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