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  • Vol. 25, No. 1 Fall 2000

Table of Contents and Masthead (PDF) 81 KB

Editor's Note by Dana Cook Grossman, and Staff List   (HTML) (PDF) 16 KB


"Going Home"      (HTML) (pdf) 424 KB
By Emily Transue, M.D. (email)

The patient was elderly, cranky, and in the final stage of severe lung disease. Was there any point in putting her on a ventilator? This true story by a DMS graduate shows that medical decisions are rarely clear-cut and that some patients defy all the odds.

"Heart Failure"      (HTML) (pdf) 232 KB
Continued pdf 188 KB
By Matthew Megill (email)

Why was the great Greek physician Galen unable to figure out that the heart circulated blood throughout the body? And even more to the point, does Galen's failure to discern the heart's true function hold any lessons for the scientists of today?

"Battling the CF Monster"      (HTML) (pdf) 424 KB
By Laura Stephenson Carter

Physiologist Bruce Stanton leads one of the country's major research groups attacking the ravages of cystic fibrosis. Dozens of scientists, clinicians, and outcomes experts are honing in on a new understanding of the genetic disease.

"An immense amount to learn"      (HTML) (pdf) 1.4 MB
Photos by David Holznagel
Text by Jonathan Weisberg

During the first year of medical school, students learn a huge amount of science; find room amidst seemingly incessant studying for community service, relaxation, family, sleep, and start thinking like doctors. Here's an intimate look, in pictures and words, at the life of first-year medical students.


"Vital Signs"      (HTML) (pdf) 968 KB

Perhaps because it was a rainy summer, this issue's news comes in twos: two visiting medical students from Kosovo, two new department chairs, two-cubed new emeriti, and more.

"Viewpoint"      (HTML) (pdf) 32 KB

"A grateful patient"
By J. Brian Quinn (email)

"Student Perspective"      (HTML) (pdf) 28 KB

"Learning to serve"
By Sarahgrace B. Alvarez

"Bench to Bedside"      (HTML) (pdf) 36 KB

"Drug therapy and diet"
By Lionel D. Lewis, M.D. (email)

"Letters"      (HTML) (pdf) 120 KB

"Development"      (HTML) (pdf) 352 KB

"Donor dinner a gala affair"

"Alumni Album"      (HTML) (pdf) 72 KB

"Arnold Epstein '74: A place at the policy table"

"Faculty Focus"      (HTML) (pdf ) 80 KB
Continued Stories 188 KB

"Jack Hoopes: Adventures of a veterinary pathologist"

"Faculty Matters"      (HTML) (pdf) 40 KB

"License to practice" By Robert E. Porter, M.D.

"From the Dean"      (HTML) (pdf) 36 KB

"Clinicians as academics"
By John C. Baldwin, M.D.


David Holznagel spent last year doing everything his first-year DMS classmates did in the lab and the classroom, while also taking these and hundreds of other photographs. A selection of them appears here.

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