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“Letter from Kathmandu”

“Letter from Kathmandu”

In January 2004 Johnnie Yates, M.D. ’95, took a job as a physician in an international clinic in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The post offered a chance for Yates to pursue his interests in travel medicine, and a typical day provided insights into medicine in Nepal.

The rain starts innocently with scattered sprinkles—warning enough for street vendors to cover their wares and for pedestrians to seek cover. The sky darkens and the downpour begins.

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The unseen wounds of war

The unseen wounds of war

As long as humans have waged war, the horrors of the battlefield have caused psychological damage. As troops return from Iraq, therapists, psychiatrists and veterans of previous wars are helping them return to civilain life.

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“Breaking the back of polio”

“Breaking the back of polio”

Working in a Yale laboratory in the 1940s, Dorothy Horstmann solved a puzzle that would lead to the first polio vaccine.

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A year at the helm

A year at the helm

Since he arrived at Yale in 2004, Dean Robert Alpern has led faculty to a new vision of the medical school, with a focus on clinical expansion and the application of great science.

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