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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 34, No. 2 • Winter 2009
Toxic pollution from smallscale gold-mining. Indiscriminate use of an antibiotic that can lead to hearing loss. Scarce or nonexistent healthcare resources. Those are a few of the problems that are drawing more and more people with Dartmouth ties down to Nicaragua.
In the 1800s, childbirth was often fraught with fear and death rather than joy. But growing knowledge about the cause of puerperal fever—also known as childbed fever—eventually brought the epidemic of maternal and infant mortality under control.
When a fit-as-a-fiddle marathoner collides with a near-fatal bout of pneumonia, he finds that getting back on his feet takes far longer than he had imagined. In fact, his recovery calls for more fortitude, emotionally and physically, than a grueling road race.
These hard-of-hearing children, plus thousands of other Nicaraguans facing health challenges, are a bit better off thanks to the efforts of a web of Dartmouth-related initiatives. The associated feature is titled "An Uphill Battle". The photo was taken by Dartmouth Medicine's managing editor, Amos Esty.
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STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS
- Study shows benefits from palliative care
- A million overdiagnosed—and counting
- Anticancer strategy is stuff of legend
- Researcher builds a better microarray
- Studying whether girth affects birth
- Does child CPR need to be revised?
- Arsenic might be a factor in H1N1 severity
- Research briefs
- New chair of anesthesiology finds that, yes, you can go home again
- Inauguration was colorful, solemn, festive, diverse
- From 'round the girdled Earth they've come
- Feds put dollars behind the push for quality
- Putting some numbers into the kids-food equation
- Clinical Observation
- A high-tech solution to drug counterfeiting
- Investigator Insight
- Plastic surgeon, after 40 years as a "fixer," gains emeritus status
- CHaD events were "super" to the "extreme"
- Media Mentions: DMS and DHMC in the news
- Worthy of Note: Honors, awards, appointments, etc.
- Then & Now
- News Briefs
Transforming Medicine Campaign
Point of View
Art of Medicine
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