Letters

Fertility, drug discovery and a good-bye

In our cover storyfor this issue, Contributing Editor Marc Wortman reports on the time he spent with pharmacology Chair Joseph Schlessinger, offering a profileof the pioneer in drug development who was born under siege in the former Yugoslavia during World War II.

Also in this issue, Contributing Editor Jennifer Kaylin examines new methods of preserving fertilityin women undergoing cancer treatment. These new techniques are offering hope to women who might otherwise be unable to have children.

Finally in this issue we say farewellto Herbert S. Chase Jr., M.D., deputy dean for education. We first met Herb in 1999, between the announcement of his appointment and the date of his assuming his new job at Yale. Earlier this year he announced his return to Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Over the years we’ve been struck by Herb’s eloquence in advocating improvements...

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Ecoepidemiology an important area of study

Ecoepidemiology an important area of study

I found the article on EcoEpidemiology [“When Animals Sound a Warning,” Spring 2006] very interesting. I am a D.V.M. and received an M.P.H. in the section of epidemiology of infectious diseases. My field study on arboviral zoonosis was submitted under the late Professor Robert Shope in 1976. I have since worked in the Cameroon civil service as a specialist in the eradication of tse-tse flies, the trypanosomiasis...

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Duran-Reynals and the viral etiology of cancer

Duran-Reynals and the viral etiology of cancer

Jennifer Kaylin’s article, “The Virus Behind the Cancer” [Spring 2006], unfortunately omits mention of Francisco...

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New deans at the medical school

New deans at the medical school

This spring Richard Belitsky, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, was named deputy dean for education, effective...

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Second opinion

Second opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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