A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 24, No. 4 Summer 2000
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The old farmer was trying to be the best patient he could. The doctor was trying to be the best caregiver he could. The message, in this short story by a DMS faculty member, is that treating the disease isn't all there is to medicine.
That popular-song lament is also a question that's puzzled epidemiologists for the past half-century. Was it really rural well-water that made hundreds of infants turn blue? Why did the number of cases suddenly decline? As this saga by a member of the DMS faculty indicates, the annals of science will always, by their very nature, be incomplete.
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Central auditory processing disorder is to the ear as dyslexia is to the eye. Just as dyslexics can see the words, but some letters get jumbled in their brains, those with CAPD can hear, but their brains can't process some sounds. The disorder is often misdiagnosed, but that will change if DHMC's Frank Musiek has his way.
Patrick Saine, an ophthalmic photographer at DHMC, turns photographs of retinas into works of art that have been attracting national attention. (website)
The news this issue ranges from the familiar (the annual tradition of Match Day) to the offbeat (a study that uses tattooed students as research subjects).
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