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Emergency care in the wake of Katrina

Emergency care in the wake of Katrina

If there was a good news story about Hurricane Katrina, it was the medical response to the disaster, said Paul K. Carlton Jr., M.D., director of the Office of Homeland Security of the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. Speaking at the Yale New Haven International Congress on Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management in September, Carlton described how emergency “surge” hospitals mobilized to handle thousands of patients in Baton Rouge.“Your worst nightmare is to lose an entire medical network, and that is what happened in Katrina,” said Carlton, a proponent of the surge concept, in which hospitals expand facilities or open...

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Bright future for a roller-coaster compound?

Bright future for a roller-coaster compound?

In 1998, Endostatin, a protein that inhibits blood vessel growth, was touted as a silver bullet for...

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A pioneering lobotomist’s mixed legacy

A pioneering lobotomist’s mixed legacy

When he began his biography of Walter J. Freeman, M.D., a Yale College graduate who pioneered...

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NBA star makes a giant impact in his African homeland

NBA star makes a giant impact in his African homeland

As he walked through campus last September, Dikembe Mutombo, all-star center for the Houston...

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