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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 30, No. 1 Fall 2005


24 Hours On Call
Photographs by Patrick J. Saine
Text by Laura Stephenson Carter

Hilary Ryder is a second-year resident in internal medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock. That means, on most rotations, spending every fourth day on call. And that means at least 24 hours of nearly nonstop activity. Dartmouth Medicine shadowed Ryder for a day to show what life is like for a resident.

Beyond Nightingale
By Laura Stephenson Carter

Mary Hitchcock Hospital's nursing school closed its doors 25 years ago. But—as alumni and administrators at DHMC attest—nursing education and practice are thriving today at Hitchcock.

By Nancy Price Graff

There's no lab test to diagnose clinical depression, no scan to define its ravages. But it's as real as a tumor, as devastating as a stroke. Just how real, how devastating, is evident from this saga of one patient's struggle with seemingly intractable internal demons.

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"On call" is a term that is quite literal for resident Hilary Ryder—she spends a lot of time answering pages when she pulls a 24-hour shift. Photographer P.J. Saine followed her every step of the way one recent day . . . and night. See 24 Hours On Call for our photo-feature on residency.


Editor's Note


 Debunked malpractice myth
 New biomarker for CAD?
 Improving sedation safety
 Pediatricians screen mothers
 Native surgical outcomes
. . . and more.

Vital Signs

 New physiology chair
 IOM panel issues report
 Koop papers in the NLM
 Ultrasound for Serbia
 DeLeo is given a chair
 Reviewing Grey's Anatomy
. . . and more.


Grand Rounds

By Suzanne Beyea, Ph.D., R.N.

Point of View

By Nancy A. Speck, Ph.D.

Student Notebook

By Stanley J. Weinberger III, M.D.

Transforming Medicine Campaign

Faculty Focus

Ann-Christine Duhaime, M.D.

Alumni Album

Charles E. Irwin '69, M.D.

For the Record

By Stephen Spielberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Art of Medicine

Denise Linet

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Fall 2005

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