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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 31, No. 4 Summer 2007
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was one of the earliest health-care organizations in the country to go "green," more than 15 years ago. The commitment at DHMC to environmentally conscious operations hasn't wavered since, and it's now poised to become the first hospital in the nation to calculate its carbon footprint.
Emergency medicine calls for a cool head, but also a deft touch with people: With a dying child's parents. With a patient who thinks he's Jesus. With someone who's slit his own throat but is still alive. Here are some compelling stories from caregivers in perhaps the most harrowing specialty.
The Right Questions
By Jerome Groopman, M.D.
A new book by noted medical writer Jerome Groopman, about how doctors make decisions, showcases the diagnostic acumen of Dartmouth Medical School alumnus Myron Falchuk. As this saga reveals, sometimes asking the right questions is more important than having the right answers.
If separating your household bottles and cans is a bit of a hassle—albeit the right thing to do—just consider the complexity of recycling fully 33% of the waste stream in a huge academic medical center. DHMC has done that and more since starting to go "green" nearly 20 years ago. The cover image is by Jon Gilbert Fox.
Murray Korc, M.D.
Peter Kilmarx, M.D., '90
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