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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 29, No. 3 Spring 2005


A Single Microbial Sea
By Doug McInnis

Once upon a time, the developed world thought infectious diseases had been more or less wiped out by vaccines and antibiotics. But today we're battling AIDS and SARS and bird flu. And tomorrow we may be contending with contagions as yet unknown. What happened? And, more to the point, what can we do about it?

Critical Concept
By Laura Stephenson Carter

The intensive care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It was a pioneering concept back in 1955. And DHMC has remained a leader in criticalcare medicine ever since.

House Calls with John
By John F. Radebaugh, M.D.

A retired member of the DMS faculty reflects on his varied career—and makes the case for the powerful healing effects of the house call.

COVER (jpg) (pdf)

The history of the concept of intensive care is the subject of this issue's cover feature. The cover depicts a detail from a painting by Joseph Dwaihy, DMS '06, and Sara Dykstra. The painting in its entirety, and the 1950s photo on which it's based, are reproduced in the article—which starts on page 40. The original painting hangs outside Zimmermann Student Lounge at DHMC.


Editor's Note


 New look at mammograms
 Reimbursements revisited
 How paramedics cope
. . . and more.

Vital Signs

 Big needs behind bars
 Addressing addiction
 Good reason to celebrate
 Surgery sans scalpels
 This research is unreal
. . . and more.


Point of View

By Marjorie Dunlap

Student Notebook

By Kristen Thornton

Grand Rounds

By Jonathan M. Ross, M.D.


Faculty Focus

Michael Zubkoff, Ph.D.

Alumni Album

James Norton '69 and Ph.D. '79

Bench to Bedside

By Alan I. Green, M.D.

For the Record

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

Art of Medicine

Joe Wilder, M.D., DC '42

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Spring 2005

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