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  • Vol. 28, No. 2 Winter 2003

Table of Contents and Masthead (PDF) 84 KB

Editor's Note by Dana Cook Grossman, and Staff List (HTML) (PDF) 40 KB


"One Day, Three Women" (HTML) (PDF) 692 KB (Continued PDF) 88 KB
A bioinformaticist juggles three kids and complex databases. A researcher edits a grant, advises a student, and has a bad reaction to a flu shot. A patient goes to work and then gets the 23rd of 33 radiation treatments. That's what happened on October 15, 2002, to three women who took part in a nationwide diary project.

"Form & Function"
By Laura Stephenson Carter (HTML) (PDF) 424 KB (Continued PDF) 88 KB
Combating cancer has always been a complex enterprise, requiring the efforts of clinicians and researchers from across many disciplines. Now, the work of Dartmouth's Cancer Center is truly coming together, in a new space designed to enhance multidisciplinary collaboration.

By Roger P. Smith, Ph.D. (HTML) (PDF) 816 KB
Having major surgery is no game, despite the advances made by modern medicine. Even a patient who spent 40 years as a researcher on the DMS faculty found himself awed by the complexity of what happened both in and out of the OR when he was scheduled for surgery.

"Grave-Robber, Good Doctor"
By Constance E. Putnam (HTML) (PDF) 496 KB
In 1903, a young DMS graduate founded a hospital in Randolph, Vt. The story of John Gifford and Gifford Medical Center illustrates the depth and breadth of DMS's impact on the region.


Vital Signs (HTML) (PDF)

The news in this issue has to do with aspirin (page 6) and aneurysms (page 13), and with paintings (page 11) and proteasomes (page 12).

Grand Rounds
"The final word"
By Wendy A. Wells, M.D. (HTML) (PDF) 56 KB


(HTML) (PDF) 100 KB

Point of View
"A vital presence"
By Patsy Garlan (HTML) (PDF) 52 KB

Student Notebook
"Patients as teachers"
By Y. Avery Ching (HTML) (PDF) 40 KB

Bench to Bedside
"Reducing obesity"
By Kenneth Burchard, M.D. (HTML) (PDF) 52 KB

Development (HTML) (PDF) 144 KB
"Backing a landmark study"
Barbra Alan

Faculty Focus
"Joyce DeLeo, Ph.D.: Super-mentor"
By Laura Stephenson Carter (HTML) (PDF) 52 KB

Alumni Album
"Stanley van den Noort, M.D., '52: MS pioneer"
By Laura Jean Whitcomb (HTML) (PDF) 52 KB

For the Record
"Driving into the future"
By Stephen P. Spielberg, M.D., Ph.D. (HTML) (PDF) 52 KB

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