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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 30, No. 2 Winter 2005
When a region is hit by a natural disaster, immediate humanitarian relief is important. But so, too, is long-range rebuilding. Three DMS alumni who are seasoned international relief workers share their stories about helping out after the 2004 Asian tsunami—and their advice for the future.
"Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking," English poet John Barrington Wain wrote. Come dance, then, with a pair of physicians on the Dartmouth faculty as they wrap the day-to-day realities of their work in lyrical metaphor.
The story of the first pacemaker implantation performed behind the Iron Curtain is as suspenseful as any John le Carré novel. But this saga's literary twists and technological turns—from the pen of the DMS graduate who performed the operation—have to do not with espionage, but with surgery. And humanity.
Devastation comes in many forms, some easily recognizable, some less so. This photograph was taken by DMS alumna Karen Kramer Hein '68 after the 2004 tsunami. See the feature "Seismic Effects" for more.
By Kathryn Kirkland, M.D.
By Paul J. Lena, M.D.
Dean Seibert, M.D.
Joyce Sackey-Acheampong, M.D. '89
By Laleh Talebian, Ph.D.
By Stephen Spielberg, M.D., Ph.D.
David Teplica, M.D.
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