By Laura Stephenson Carter
When neonatologists save a premature infant, what does the future hold for the baby? Caregivers can't predict with certainty. But now, a new documentary produced at Dartmouth may help both providers and parents face the long-term ramifications of some of modern medicine's toughest issues.
Back in 1776, the Dartmouth campus was a hotbed of dissension about the advisability of being inoculated against smallpox. Ironically, it's a topic that is once again in the news in the days of bioterrorist threats.
The elderly homeless man had difficulty talking and was suffering from mild dementia. But one day a young doctor opened a door to his past and discovered that he had been a pilot in the Pacific during World War II. And that he had a compelling story to tell.
The news in this issue includes the lowdown on a highly placed study about medicine in the media (page 3), insights into a new photoreceptor (page 4), photos from DMS's Class Day (page 6), stories about a new chair of psychiatry (page 12) and chief of neurology (page 13), and more.
- Research may be exaggerated on its way to press
- FACTS & FIGURES
- DMS geneticists shed light on photoreception
- Emeriti in 2002 represent a DMS "brain drain"
- Ensemble thread runs throughout Class Day events
- Student Prizes & Awards
- Dartmouth expertise leads to a new way to attach limbs
- In neonatal care, is more too much of a good thing?
- 8x8 study prompts a deluge in the press (as well as in puns)
- New psychiatry chair is bringing three NIH grants to DMS
- Clinical trials plan is held as a model
- Harvard epilepsy expert is new neurology chief
- DMS helps clear land mines from Kosova
- Finding poetry in out-of-the-way places
- Wireless network lets providers share information
- Medical student has pedal to the metal
- Researchers ask: What counts as a cancer death?
- Getting a global view on cancer
- A is for apple (and also for arsenic)
- MEDIA MENTIONS: DMS & DHMC IN THE NEWS
- Let's sit down together and talk about your problem
- A life-changing experience in Cameroon
- FROM OUR PAGES
- "The Healer's Art" combats student and physician burnout
- Worthy of note: Honors, awards, appointments, etc.
- New on the bookshelf: Recent releases by DMS faculty authors
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