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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.


"President Wheelock & the Smallpox Caper" (HTML) (PDF) (Continued PDF)
By Seymour Wheelock, M.D.

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.


"Adrift"
(HTML) By Emily R. Transue, M.D.

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.


DEPARTMENTS


Vital Signs (HTML) (PDF)

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.


Letters (HTML) (PDF)


Faculty Matters (HTML) (PDF)
"Compassion fatigue"
By Steven Atkins, Psy.D.


Point of View (HTML) (PDF)
"Musings on AIDS in Asia"
By Amos R. Townsend, M.D.


Development (HTML) (PDF)
"Investing in talent"
Robyn E. Mosher


Faculty Focus (HTML) (PDF) (Continued PDF)
"John Modlin: A high-profile post"
By Laura Stephenson Carter


Alumni Album (HTML) (PDF)
"Raymond Alexanian '53: Myeloma pioneer"
By Laura Stephenson Carter


Student Perspective
(HTML) (PDF) "A boundless world"
By Wendy Gray and Timothy Burdick


From the Dean (HTML) (PDF)
"The right size and values"
By Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D.


Cover (JPG) (PDF)



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