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  • Vol. 28, No. 4 Summer 2004

Table of Contents and Masthead (pdf) 96 KB

Editor's Note by Dana Cook Grossman, and Staff List
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"A Question of Balance" (html) (pdf) 600 KB (Continued PDF) 260 KB
By Constance E. Putnam

"What ifs" are always perilous. But sometimes powerful lessons can be learned from the past. A close examination of perhaps the most cataclysmic period in Dartmouth Medical School's history suggests that sometimes upheaval will temper rather than topple an institution.

"Primary Resource"(html) (pdf) 140 KB
By Laura Stephenson Carter and Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D.

Primary care has often been overshadowed by the glamour of specialty care, especially at academic medical centers. Here are some waypoints in the history of primary-care medicine-both nationally and at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center-plus profiles of two primary-care physicians with Dartmouth ties, excerpted from a recent book on primary care's role in American medicine.

"Telling Johnny's Story" (html) (pdf) 320 KB (Continued PDF) 260 KB
By Deborah Schiff, M.D.

A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School writes about a particularly memorable patient. And in the process, she proves yet again the truth of Dr. Francis Weld Peabody's oft-quoted observation-that "the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient."


Vital Signs (pdf) 561 KB

News about a "courageous project", transforming medicine, coming home to match, and much more.

Point of View (html) (pdf) 51 KB
"This is my Deer Isle"
By Thomas C. Garland, M.D., M.P.H.

Letters (html) (pdf) 440 KB

Bench to Bedside (html) (pdf) 51 KB
"Stimulating The Brain"
By David W. Roberts, M.D.

Student Notebook (html) (pdf) 76 KB
"A Question of Trust"
By Todd Burdette

Development (html) (pdf) 133 KB
"Honoring the past, shaping the future"
by Barbra Alan

Faculty Focus (html) (pdf) 55 KB
"William Nugent, M.D.: A Tall Order"
By Laura Stephenson Carter

Alumni Album (html) (pdf) 58 KB
"John Kattwinkel, M.D., '66: The reluctant doctor"
By Laura Stephenson Carter

For the Record (html) (pdf) 47 KB
"Making an impact"
Stephen Spielberg, M.D., Ph.D.

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It is lost to history what these earnest microscopists in the DMS Class of '62 were looking at-but not what course their alma mater charted before or since. In a newly published book, medical historian Constance Putnam recounts how the nation's fourth-oldest medical school has evolved over the centuries.

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