Letters

From the editor: A snapshot of the School of Medicine

From the editor: A snapshot of the School of Medicine

Since I started working at Yale Medicinein 1998, no issue of the magazine has generated the response of that to our Winter 2011 Bicentennial issue. Since we mailed this issue in mid-January, alumni, faculty, staff, and colleagues at our peer schools have been sending their congratulations on the photo essay, “A Week in the Life.”

“The breadth of the life at YSM shown in these photos is terrific—I...

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Reactions to women in medicine

Reactions to women in medicine

In her excellent essay on women in medicine in the Autumn 2010 issue of Yale Medicine [“Improving the lot of women in medicine”], Jill Max seems to lament that “Even in pediatrics or psychiatry, where women have accounted for half the field for more than 25 years, they have accounted for only about 10 percent of department chairs during the past decade.” I read that to imply that everyone in academic medicine should...

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Remembering Tom Forbes

When I returned to New Haven for the 45th reunion of the Medical School Class of 1965, my classmates immediately began...

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A “phantom” in the Class of ’72

A “phantom” in the Class of ’72

I was pleased to read in Yale Medicine that Donald Berwick, M.D., was the Commencement speaker last year. The article...

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Second Opinion

Second Opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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