Letters

No shortage of breaking news

People often ask how we come up with ideas for the articles that appear in Yale Medicine. There’s no easy answer to that question. Ideas might come from a chance conversation, a tip from a scientist or clinician, or a writer’s familiarity with a beat. We observe, discern patterns, develop a hypothesis, then look for information to confirm or deny that hypothesis—like scientists, we sometimes find ourselves following a path that leads nowhere. For this issue we had an abundance of important breaking news stories with significance not just for the medical school, but for the university and New Haven.

In August we learned that President Richard C. Levin would be stepping down after 20 years at the helm of the University. Two months later the Yale Corporation unanimously chose Provost Peter Salovey as his successor.

In September came the news, long anticipated, of Yale-New Haven Hospital’s...

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How words can give comfort

It’s Day Two of the Hospital of Saint Raphael becoming part of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Since I came to the United States of America five years ago, New Haven has been my home and Saint Raphael’s, my family. I walk in—it’s the same building, mostly the same people, the same routine, but also there is a distinct difference. New ID badges, new e-mail IDs, and new policies; the familiar place is suddenly a bit alien. I...

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Tribute to Arthur Ebbert rekindles memories

What a wonderful tribute to Arthur Ebbert in the Autumn 2012 edition of Yale Medicine! [“A gentle man,” Yale Medicine,...

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Photo dating incorrect

As usual, Yale Medicine is splendid. I well recall Arthur Ebbert, M.D., and you have nicely and aptly summarized his...

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From the editor

Many alumni wrote to point out the incorrect dating of the photograph mentioned above. As best we can determine, the...

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Second Opinion

Second Opinion

A “second opinion” from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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