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  • "What System?"
    By Doug McInnis

    No one ever sat down and designed the U.S. health-care "system." It simply evolved, in bits and pieces. As it now threatens to crack under its own weight, a DMS faculty member is a leading proponent of the need to stop tinkering and rethink things—from a "microsystem" perspective.

  • "The Anatomy of an Epidemic"
    By Laura Stephenson Carter

    June 2006 marks the 25th anniversary of the first published report about AIDS—a paper coauthored by a DMS alumnus. In the quarter of a century since then, the disease has swept the globe and killed 25 million people.

  • "The Sick Shriners"
    By Roger P. Smith, Ph.D., and Nicholas Jacobs, Ph.D.

    Hundreds of Shriners were in town for an annual highschool all-star football game and pre-game parade. What started as a festive day, filled with miniature motorbikes and capering clowns, turned chilling as the Mary Hitchcock Emergency Room began to fill up with sick Shriners.

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