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  • Vol. 27, No. 4 Summer 2003
  • Table of Contents and Masthead (PDF) 91 KB

    Editor's Note by Dana Cook Grossman, and Staff List (HTML) (PDF) 82 KB


    Puzzling Over Medical Mysteries (HTML) (PDF) 816 KB By Laura Stephenson Carter

    Modern medicine is so advanced, it's easy to assume nowadays that diagnostic and therapeutic choices are clearcut. But there are still many medical mysteries, which doctors puzzle over in sessions known as "morbidity and mortality" conferences. Here's an inside look at an "M&M" at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

    Mountain Aerie (HTML) (PDF) 587 KB (Continued PDF) 95 KB
    By Paige Wickner and Fordham von Reyn, M.D.

    Today's quarantining of SARS patients recalls an earlier era, when Americans suffering from a common and often-fatal respiratory illness—tuberculosis— were isolated from society in sanatoriums. New Hampshire residents with TB were cared for at a serene mountainside retreat.

    Pioneer in Pathology (HTML) (PDF) 450 KB (Continued PDF) 95 KB
    By Robert W. Christie, M.D.

    Half a century ago, few specialists practiced in the northern reaches of New Hampshire and Vermont. The first pathologist to settle north of Hanover shares the story of his colorful career.

    Sports and Medicine (HTML) (PDF) 266 KB (Continued PDF) 95 KB
    By David Corriveau

    Does prowess on the rink, the track, or the court have anything to do with proficiency in medicine? Assorted athletes with Dartmouth medical ties think there's a more than incidental connection.


    Vital Signs (HTML) (PDF) 722 KB (Continued PDF) 95 KB

    The news this issue includes word of several weighty matters —the appointment of a new dean (page 3) and a new chair of medicine (page 5)—as well as some flighty, though fun, stories about student antics in the tonsorial (page 12) and sporting (page 13) realms.

    Letters from Readers (HTML) (PDF) 78 KB

    Grand Rounds (HTML) (PDF) 78 KB
    By Mary Margaret Andrews, M.D.

    Student Notebook (HTML) (PDF) 56 KB
    By Seth Crockett

    Point of View (HTML) (PDF) 56 KB
    By Willem Lange

    Development (HTML) (PDF) 131 KB
    "A little comfort means a lot to sick kids"
    Barbra Alan

    Faculty Focus (HTML) (PDF) 49 KB (Continued PDF) 95 KB
    Robert Drake, M.D., Ph.D.

    Alumni Album by James McElroy (HTML) (PDF) 48 KB
    Roberta Hines, M.D., '78

    For the Record (HTML) (PDF) 43 KB
    By Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D.

    COVER (JPG) (PDF) 114 KB

    As doctors work through puzzling cases in sessions called "morbidity and mortality" conferences, the whiteboard at the front of the room gets filled with notations. This photo of Jonathan Ross, director of DHMC's medicine "M&Ms," is by Jon Gilbert Fox. The associated story starts on page 32.

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