Letters

Another side of Bob Gifford

Another side of Bob Gifford

To the Editor:John Curtis’ article on Robert Gifford [“Goodbye, Dr. Gifford,” Fall 1999|Winter 2000] captures many of my best memories of Yale. Like many others, I was fortunate enough to have Bob Gifford as a mentor during my first two years of medical school. He made the transition into medicine so fascinating and inspiring for us that it was no coincidence that my med school chum Jim Sullivan, M.D. ’73, and I became rheumatologists.The only other teacher-physician who made a deep impression on me was the late infectious disease specialist and chief of medicine at Waterbury Hospital, George Thornton, M.D. Oddly enough, he grew up with Bob...

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The first use of penicillin

The first use of penicillin

To the Editor:Your story on John F. Fulton [“Fulton, penicillin and chance,” Fall 1999|Winter 2000]...

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More facts on Fulton

More facts on Fulton

To the Editor:I recently received the Fall 1999|Winter 2000 issue of Yale Medicine. On page 12,...

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Easing children through surgery

Easing children through surgery

To the Editor:This letter is written is response to your article about the work of Zeev Kain....

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