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A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Vol. 32, No. 2 Winter 2007


By Maggie Mahar

Jack Wennberg has battled uncertainty in medicine—and foes of his findings—for 35 years. His weapons have been intellectual bravery and a dogged sense of doing the right thing. Now hailed nationwide for his iconoclastic ideas, he has just stepped down from leading the troops that he assembled at Dartmouth.

All Together Now
By Jennifer Durgin

Thanks to an unusually collaborative, cross-disciplinary research culture, Dartmouth boasts the most comprehensive and advanced effort anywhere to develop effective alternatives to mammography.

A Diligent Effort
By By Lee A. Witters, M.D.

One of the giants of 20th-century medicine—neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing—was bound and determined to pay homage to a seminal American physician who lived a century before him—Dartmouth Medical School founder Nathan Smith. It's a saga filled with historical coincidence.


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"Bravery" is not a word often used of academics, but it is one that deserves to be applied to Dartmouth epidemiologist and outcomes pioneer Jack Wennberg. To learn why, see the feature "Braveheart". The cover illustration is an original watercolor by Bert Dodson of Bradford, Vt.

Candidates present policy proposals, not just sound bites

Dartmouth-Brookings partnership: A "do tank"


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