Letters

A modest man remembered

Arthur Ebbert Jr., M.D., would by all accounts be embarrassed by the issue of Yale Medicine that you hold in your hands. His friends and colleagues remember Ebbert, who died on June 7, as unassuming, gracious, and modest—a man who preferred the background to the limelight. As our writer Natalie Villacorta interviewed people who knew Ebbert, time and again they cautioned that he would have eschewed such attention. We hope, however, that he would have appreciated this acknowledgement of his contributions to the School of Medicine and to this magazine, which he founded in 1953 as the Alumni Bulletin.

People remember Arthur Ebbert for who he was as much as for what he did. He seemed to know everything about the school, and everyone knew him and knew they could count on him. “ ‘Ask Art’ was the motto,” recalled John E. Fenn, M.D. ’61, HS ’67, clinical professor of surgery (vascular). “Anybody...

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Tom Forbes remembered

When I was in medical school one of our anatomy professors, Tom Forbes, taught an optional course about the history of anatomy. It was held once a week at lunch time. Professor Forbes would bring wonderful butter cookies that his wife had baked, and we would listen to him talk about Vesalius and the other great anatomists while eating cookies. He would pass around the original anatomy books from the Cushing...

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Kudos for Yale Medicine

Yale Medicine received four awards from the New England chapter of the American Medical Writers Association in January....

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In search of … YSM class photos!

In search of … YSM class photos!

The School of Medicine’s Alumni Office and the Historical Library are hoping to fill gaps in our collection of class...

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Correction

An alumni note in the Spring 2012 issue incorrectly stated that Carolyn Goldberg, M.D. ’10, and Philip Butler, M.D....

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Second Opinion

Second Opinion

A “second opinion” from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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