Photographs by John Douglas; Text by Laura Stephenson Carter
In 1994, we profiled several "typical" medical students, exploring in text and photographs what life at DMS was really like. Now, 10 years later, we return to take another look at those profilees' lives. Where are they today? What are they doing? And what do they think the next 10 years will bring?
President Roosevelt started it and Jonas Salk finished it, but the middleman who connected the dots was Dartmouth alumnus Basil O'Connor. "It," of course, was the most burning health problem of the mid-20th centuryfiguring out a way to prevent polio.
A DMS alumna rues the limits of medicine, writing revealingly about the angst that can beset doctors as they face the vagaries and ultimatums of the health-care system. But at the same time, she celebrates the moments of humanity that can occur despite the system's limits.
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News about millions of needless Paps, better breast imaging, adding to drug ads, grinning grads, and much more.
- DMS researcher documents incidence of needless Paps
- FACTS & FIGURES: By air and by land
- New students bring wealth of experiences as they begin at DMS
- Study of innovative breast-imaging methods gathers benchmarks
- Doctors' Office Building contains more space and appealing features
- Bird-Watching at DHMC
- Lots of Bikes and Bananas
- "Student for a Day" program hopes to recruit rural physicians
- Laurels for the Magazine
- A Different Kind of Camp
- Palladium coils show promise in treating cancer of the prostate
- Cyber noms de plume reveal a sense of humor
- Two DMS researchers establish and endorse drug information box
- Faculty members join the ranks of the "retired"
- Cancer biologist and cancer survivor is named to Carroll Chair
- Highlights from the Class Day Addresses
- Voices are raised in celebration of graduating students
- Student Prizes & Awards
- Cancer Center hosts visitors from top German cancer center
- Clinical Observation
- Touched by Medicine
- "Hello, Dolly!" at DHMC
- Investigator Insight
- DMS is a finalist for national community service recognition
- DHMC oncology nurse hits the high road
- Focus on Recent Research
- Match legislation was championed from Dartmouth
- Medical technologist Betty Ward is a walking history of DHMC's clinical laboratories
- Media Mentions: DMS and DHMC in the News
- A holistic approach to healing
- Dartmouth poet explores illness and self
- New pancreas club is putting the spotlight on a challenging organ
- Worthy of note: Honors, awards, appointments, etc.
- Pages Past
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Mary Daubenspeck, the author of our cover article, died in March of 2001. This lighthouse Nauset Beach Light on Cape Codwas a beacon for her during her life, as it has been for her family since her death. See page 32 for a feature adapted from Daubenspeck's diaryan account that is by turns wry and uplifting, insightful and heart-rending.
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