Then & Now
A reminder of the pace of change, and of timeless truths, from the 1983 Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital annual report:
"Who could have foreseen . . . stopping a beating heart to repair it!"
Louis Matthews, M.D.
Philanthropic donations to MHMH in FY1983 (compared to $24,637,591 to DHMC in FY2005)
Outpatient visits in 1982-83 (compared to 1.6 million in FY2004)
"I was born at Mary Hitchcock Hospital and . . . recall Donation Day, when people gave produce and canned goods to the Hospital for the winter."
A reminder of the pace of change, and of timeless truths, from a 1994 brochure for Dartmouth Medical School's graduate program in molecular and cellular biology (MCB):
"Overall, there is a thriving community of students engaged in graduate education and research, and interaction among students in all the graduate programs is common and encouraged. . . . Dartmouth has a longstanding tradition of close student-faculty ties [that is] heartily endorsed by the MCB Program."
Faculty in the MCB Program in 1994 (compared to 69 in 2004-05)
MCB students in 1994 (compared to 140 in 2004-05)
A reminder of the pace of change, and of timeless truths, from the Spring 1983 issue of this magazine:
"Dr. Dean Seibert, associate dean for regional medical affairs, believes most of the health problems in [undeveloped] countries could be solved if the resources were available. 'I think medical schools have an obligation and a responsibility to be concerned about the welfare of all people. . . . While few of our students will actually work in international health, I
hope that many will participate in [promoting] world health."
Today, Seibert is still active in international health (see here), and DMS has partnerships in international health programs in Kosova (see the story at left) and Tanzania.
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