Letters

From the editor: A survey, a redesign, and a more frugal approach

From the editor: A survey, a redesign, and a more frugal approach

Our thanks go to all of you who participated in our readership survey, not only for taking the time to reply, but also for the enthusiastic support you have shown for Yale Medicine. Most of you like what we’re doing, but you also gave us ideas about how to do better. More than two-thirds of you ranked Yale Medicine “above average” or “among the best” alumni magazines you read, and almost 60...

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More premed courses should be required

More premed courses should be required

I applaud and agree with the concepts expressed in “Reform of Premed Education Under Way” [Yale Medicine, Winter 2009].My own case in point: I went to Stanford as an undergraduate, majoring in biology and chemistry. I took organic chemistry as a freshman, and took two statistics courses and a general psychology course, all of which should be required. I wanted to take biochemistry, but was not allowed to, since I...

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Propaganda and the law of unintended consequences

Propaganda and the law of unintended consequences

I am sorry I cannot be in New Haven to see the exhibit of anti-VD posters used by the armed forces in World War II. It...

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Correction

Correction

A photograph that appeared in “200 Years of Medicine at Yale,” [Yale Medicine, Spring 2009, page 20] was incorrectly...

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Second opinion

Second opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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