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credited Elmer with getting him started in research, but he invited Elmer to Stockholm for the Nobel ceremony. Elmer accepted and went, white tie and tails and all! Next to winning a Nobel oneself, it was perhaps the finest recognition one can receive for a career in research and teaching such as the one Elmer has personified.

Heinz Valtin, M.D.
Alexandria, Va.

Valtin is DMS's Vail and Hampers Professor Emeritus of Physiology and a former chair of physiology.

Another fan of Pfeff
Thank you for making my day with your story on Dr. Pfefferkorn. I'd forgotten the Hepatitis A story until I started reading the article. Then it all came flooding back, and I ended up with a big smile on my face.

I have since shared this article with several colleagues in medicine, as well as with friends who are not in medicine. Please forward my regards to Pfeff.

Ariel Vitali, M.D.
DMS '94
Lubbock, Texas

Complementary efforts
I enjoyed Dana Grossman's Editor's Note in the Spring issue, about her start in publishing and the magazine's transition to producing award-winning multimedia. I can relate, since I started out as a print journalist in the 1960s and ended up launching the first military broadcasting website to complement our radio and television networks. We did not win any awards, though.

I also was interested to see the article about a study of surgery for spinal stenosis. My father just had that procedure at age 89. He was able to have the operation only because he finally found a doctor who wasn't afraid of performing it due to his age. He had a minimally invasive procedure, and the effects were immediate. He's pain-free in his hip for the first time in about five years (it had been steadily getting worse).

Now he just has to build back his muscles, which were weakened by his lack of desire to move around. I plan to send him the article.

Ann Mulligan
Albany, Ohio

Can DMS take a breather?
I just read in your Fall 2006 issue an

Be sure to tell us when you move! If your address changes and you want to keep getting Dartmouth Medicine, just tear off the address panel from the back of a recent issue, write your new address next to the old one, and mail it to: Dartmouth Medicine, 1 Medical Center Drive (HB 7070), Lebanon, NH 03756. It helps us greatly— since our mailing list is drawn from six separate databases—if you send the actual cover or a copy of it. If that's not possible, please include both your old and new addresses. Note, too, that if you receive more than one copy of the magazine, it's because of those six databases (which are in different formats, so they can't be automatically "de-duped"). We're happy to eliminate duplications, but it's a help to have the address panel on all the copies you get, not just the one(s) you'd like deleted.

article about sleep disorders that mentions recycling CPAP machines [see the article about two DMS students who established a sleep medicine program at the local free clinic; CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) devices help people with obstructed breathing to sleep better].

I have a CPAP machine that I recently replaced because it was becoming noisy. Instead of simply throwing it away, I wonder if there's a program that takes and repairs them and then donates them to people who may not be able to afford a

This feature—about a much-loved, longtime member of the DMS faculty—inspired both a former fellow faculty member and a former student to write in.

new one. I'd be glad to pay delivery costs if someone could make good use of it.

Bill Prescott
Dunedin, Fla.

We forwarded Prescott's offer to Narath Carlile, one of the medical students who developed the free clinic's sleep medicine program. "Thanks for the message about the offer of a CPAP machine," Carlile responded. "We'd be glad to take it and see if we can rehabilitate it. Please thank him for us!" Carlile also added an update on the program, noting that they have recently established a group called CPAP Advocates—a list of patients who have learned to use CPAP successfully and are willing to advise people more recently diagnosed with sleep apnea.

Mail order
My wife, a current patient of the DHMC Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, and I, a former DMS employee who's now retired, both thoroughly enjoy reading Dartmouth Medicine (and learn a lot) on our all-too-frequent visits to DHMC. Sometimes, however, we neglect to get the current issue and feel deprived. We'd very much like to be placed on your mailing list, if you please, so we don't miss any issues. Thank you.

Carolyn and Robert Hackwell
Hopkinton, N.H.

I have a subscription to Dartmouth Medicine, which I enjoy very much.

We go to Florida during the winter, and since the magazine is not forwardable I don't get the Winter issue. From the letters in Spring, it sounds like Winter 2007 contained an outstanding tribute to John Wennberg. Because I am very interested in the subject of health-care policy and overtreatment, I hope you can sendme another copy of that issue—please. Thank you!

Sue Broderick
Hendersonville, N.C.

Le style, c'est le magazine
Please enter a complimentary subscription to Dartmouth Medicine magazine for me.

I usually pick one up at the hospital, but on recent visits I did not see any. The content, as well as the style and format, make this a very valuable and fascinating read for me. Thanks for your excellent publication.

Robert C. Pantel
Windsor, Vt.

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