Letters

Hand-eye coordination

It’s been a humbling spring here at Yale Medicine headquarters. Just when we thought we had come up with the perfect design for the magazine, a number of letters and comments pointed out a small flaw in our master plan. A tiny flaw. A miniscule yet serious flaw, if one takes one’s mail to heart, as we do. “Yale Medicine is attractive in layout. I am very interested in reading it but am unable to do so,” Thomas L. Buckey, M.D. ’43 Dec., wrote. “The design and type selection must have been made by a very young person and amounts to elder abuse.” He was only half joking.

I phoned Dr. Buckey as this issue was in layout stage to assure him that none of us on the magazine’s staff is a day under 40, that many of us have failing eyesight and that we have come to agree that the type shrank a little too much during Yale Medicine’s redesign last autumn. Readers will notice a significant increase in...

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State-of-the-art surgery

State-of-the-art surgery

Dr. Robert Udelsman’s concerns about departmental fiscal efficiencies reminded me of a study that indicated hospital business offices had the most timely and comprehensive details about a patient’s hospital stay. Every chargeable service and material used (or at times anticipated) was immediately transmitted to the hospital business office. Business office records, with professional input, are excellent resources...

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A thing of beauty

A thing of beauty

I am on the list of those who receive Yale Medicine. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy this publication. Each page is...

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As we went to press

As we went to press

At press time we received the sad news that Albert J. Solnit, M.D., HS ’52, died following an automobile accident in...

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Second opinion

Second opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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