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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 36, No. 1 • Fall 2011
There are a number of options when it comes to dealing with chronic back pain, but all of them come with caveats and qualifications. So at the Dartmouth Spine Center, information is an essential part of the prescription.
To today's students, the DMS of the past probably seems as unbelievable as a fairy tale: A place with no women students or faculty. But that time wasn't so very long ago.
The impact of 9/11, even 10 years on, still resonates throughout the U.S. To mark the anniversary, a member of the DMS faculty, who in 2001 was the commander of the Pentagon's medical clinic, reflects on the day's events.
For over 40 years, family physician Bill Toms has processed the emotions of medicine by writing "short stories in verse." He shares here some insight into his relationship with a patient with whom he's always felt at home.
Most Americans experience back pain sometime during their life. But there's little consensus about how to treat it. Dartmouth's Spine Center has become a national model in the field by being transparent about the choices facing patients and the outcomes they achieve. See the article "Moving Back Care Forward" to learn about the program's guiding principles. The cover illustration is by Russell Thurston.
Dartmouth Medicine seeks to convey the breadth and depth of the education, research, and clinical activities of DMS and DHMC; to serve as a publication of historical record; to stimulate thought and discussion on issues in medicine and medical education; and to reflect the range of opinions and activities among Dartmouth medical students, faculty, and alumni. Abbreviations used in these pages include DMS (Dartmouth Medical School), DHMC (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center), MHMH (Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital), and DC (Dartmouth College). The opinions of contributors do not necessarily reflect those of DMS or DHMC.
STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS
- Insight into prions, in vitro as well as in vivo
- On-site care improves seniors' health
- An AIDS challenge
- Imaging test is new—but is it better?
- A boost for the immune system
- Teasing out the impact of race
- Stem cell trial wins over skeptical surgeon
- Research briefs
- Training center doesn't make change, but it makes change possible
- A thoughtful send-off for 166 DMS graduates
- Seeking a better base for studying infertility
- Students tackle kidney disease in Tanzania
- Giving a Haitian a leg up on health—and life
- Improving the state of scientific education
- Investigator Insight
- Simulators drive home an important message
- Immunology grant has a "multiplier effect"
- Clinical Observation
- Facts & Figures
- Media Mentions: DMS and DHMC in the news
- Worthy of Note: Honors, awards, appointments, etc.
- Then & Now
- News Briefs
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