magazine with the figure on the far right unidentified. It is my grandmother, Margaret Thurston Frost, who before she married Dr. Gilman Frost was the head nurse at Mary Hitchcock Hospital. I meant to write then but didn't get around to it. Maybe that figure has always been unidentified. If so, I hope the record will be corrected.
I might add that for generations, all male Frosts have gone to Dartmouth, starting with my great-grandfather, Dr. Carlton P. Frost, who was instrumental in founding Mary Hitchcock Hospital. There is a young Carlton P. Frost at Dartmouth right now.
New Westminster, B.C.
The photo to which Frost refers is reproduced below. It has been published in Dartmouth Medicine several times over the years, sometimes with the identities of all four individuals included in the caption and sometimes, if space was tight, without naming them. But all four names are definitely part of the historical record. This is a highly significant photograph, as it happens, for not only does it depict an important medical event but it is, as far as can be determined, the first photograph ever taken of a scientific experiment actually in progress.
Germane to the times
Please convey to the authors of the feature articles in the last issue that this recipient of Dartmouth Medicine thinks they were splendidly written and very germane to the times. I'm a grateful recipient of the magazine. It always takes me back to some of my fondest recollections of time, place, and association—my residency in pathology and internal medicine at Dartmouth in the 1950s. Thank you.
Chauncey G. Paxson, M.D.
Lopez Island, Wash.
When we moved to New Hampshire seven years ago, we received copies of Dartmouth Medicine addressed to the previous owners of our house. As a medical technologist who has done research, taught, and worked in clinical laboratories for more than four decades, I
enjoyed reading the pertinent, well-written articles that presented varying viewpoints on clinical issues—from both the professional and the patient perspectives. After reading several articles by DMS alumna Emily Transue, for example, I
purchased her book and found it compelling.
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Valuable and relevant
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