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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 30, No. 4 Summer 2006


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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Dartmouth's Paul Batalden is a leading proponent of a concept called "microsystems" that might be just what the doctor ordered to cure the ailing U.S. health-care system. To learn how, see the feature "What System?". The cover photo is by Chris Milliman.

Karagas: Curious about cancer culprit

DMS graduates have a Match Day plea: 'The envelope, please!'

Lee Witters, M.D.: Stories of science

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