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  • Vol. 28, No. 3 Spring 2004

Table of Contents and Masthead (PDF) 181 KB

Editor's Note by Dana Cook Grossman, and Staff List (HTML) (PDF) 34 KB


"Dateline: Burma"
By Alan K. Lathrop (HTML) (PDF) 3,135 KB (Continued PDF) 99 KB

It was 1942 in the brutal China-India-Burma Theater. A young Dartmouth-trained doctor—assigned to a medical unit headed by the famous "Burma surgeon," Gordon Seagrave—started keeping a diary on whatever scraps of paper he could find. Published here for the first time are excerpts from his harrowing account: the endless casualties, the numbing fatigue, and details of the legendary Stilwell "walkout."

The author invites any and all inquiries and comments, especially from former CBI medical and military personnel and their families, as well as researchers interested in the CBI. Please contact the author, Alan K. Lathrop, at a-lath@tc.umn.edu.

"A Platform for Policy"
By Katrina Mitchell (HTML) (PDF) 187 KB

Back when the weather was turning cold . . . and the political season was heating up . . . DHMC invited all the major presidential candidates to share their health-care proposals with a Dartmouth audience. Now the weather is turning warm again . . . and many of the candidates are out of the race. But the DHMC series focused on policy, not politics, so its substance is still sparking discussion.

"Anesthesiologist & Artist" (HTML) (PDF) 994 KB
Photographs by Alfred Feingold, M.D.
Text by Laura Stephenson Carter

An anesthesiologist is an insider in the operating suite, yet on the fringes of the surgical action. Combining that insider-onlooker view with innate artistic instincts, Dartmouth College graduate Alfred Feingold offers unusual insight into the world of surgery at DHMC.


Vital Signs (HTML) (PDF) 561 KB (Continued PDF) 99 KB

Including news about beliefs regarding cancer tests (page 3), a new role for retinoids (page 4), a bit of beefcake (page 6), volunteers in Bam (page 16), patients of plastic (page 17), and many more subjects.

Point of View (HTML) (PDF) 51 KB
"Seeking understanding"
By Elizabeth Tucker Marshall, M.D.

Letters (HTML) (PDF) 94 KB

Student Notebook (HTML) (PDF) 51 KB
"Of life and blood"
By E. Paul DeKoning, M.S.

Development (HTML) (PDF) 157 KB
"Keeping an eye on the future"
Barbra Alan

Faculty Focus (HTML) (PDF) 48 KB
"John Baron, M.D.: The A-B-Cs of preventing cancer"
Roger P. Smith, Ph.D.

Alumni Album (HTML) (PDF) 52 KB (Continued PDF) 99 KB
"Anne Schuchat, M.D., '84: Sleuth for the CDC"
Laura Stephenson Carter

For the Record (HTML) (PDF) 43 KB
"Solving Problems"
Stephen Spielberg, M.D., Ph.D.


Yes, that's the skylight in the DHMC rotunda above these surgeons. But, no, they didn't set up a mobile OR on the Medical Center's mall. How did the skylight get into the cover image then? See page 42 for the explanation—and many more fascinating views of the world of surgery. The images are the work of anesthesiologist-cum-artist Alfred Feingold, DC '62.

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