Beaumont Medical Club celebrates centennial
The fires of World War I and the revolutions it sparked were still burning across Europe when a group of leaders at Yale School of Medicine gathered one December day in 1920. Just two months after Soviet forces were turned back from Warsaw, the School of Medicine’s faculty, including Dean Milton..
History of the present
Kirsten Scharer, a first-year nursing student, is studying how family practitioners are adapting to telehealth technology during the coronavirus pandemic. Medical student Isaiah Thomas is looking for parallels to our times in post-apocalyptic episodes of the Cold War-era television show The..
The intricate history of a long-familiar companion of tissue injury
Rubor, calor, tumor, dolor: Dating from the early first century CE, these Latin words form an incantation that medical students recite to this day. They come from the Western world’s first known description of inflammation, authored by one Aulus Cornelius Celsus, a Roman who observed that the..
A complex but enduring partnership
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) in the 21st century is rightly considered a world-class institution, while the city that surrounds it is equally renowned for the excellence of its hospitals and biotechnology companies. Today, the relationship between YSM and New Haven is strong, but it wasn’t..
A legacy of leadership in hepatology
Among the many reasons the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven is regarded as one of the best in the country is its expertise in treating liver disease. This legacy extends back over decades and is the result of many illustrious physicians and researchers building on the work of their..
A bottle for baby
Wander the maze of interconnected Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Yale School of Medicine buildings between Cedar Street and Howard Avenue, and you will eventually come across a pair of facing display cases. They hold one of Yale’s most unusual collections: antique baby bottles.
Medical devices and technology across the years
6000 BCEDuring the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic times, knives, saws, and drills made of stones such as flint are used for surgery, amputation, and trepanation. 950 BCEThe world’s oldest prosthetic devices are toes for amputees, made in ancient Egypt of wood and leather.
A friendship forged in Vietnam: George Cadwalader and Kristaps Keggi
When a land mine landed George Cadwalader in a steamy tent of the Third Surgical Mobile Hospital ("MASH") in Vietnam in 1965, little did he suspect that his surgeon, Kristaps Keggi, was another son of Eli. Keggi's actions would save Cadwalader's legs, and the two became friends.
A heroic contribution to medicine
Because Joseph Marshall Flint, MD, was trained as a research anatomist, many at Yale did not see him as their top choice for professor of surgery at the School of Medicine. When the administration offered Flint the position, other faculty and physicians complained: the doctor’s only former..
Healing Veterans Through Art
Recently, veterans were offered the opportunity to take part in "The Veterans Fellowship Program that connected them with art, creative spaces, and different modes of representation. Inspired by Artspace New Haven's City-Wide Open Studios festival for 2018, Deborah Lehman Di Capua created the program in order to help local veterans express themselves.
Committed virologist, veteran of the Chinese Civil War
With a powerful combination of grace and steely determination, Gueh-Djen (Edith) Hsiung, PhD, professor emerita of laboratory science, became a pioneer in her chosen field of diagnostic virology. During her long career, Hsiung became known for her uncanny ability to detect and characterize..
Psychiatry Professor Hadar Lubin: Healing through homecoming
In retrospect, it seems logical that Hadar Lubin, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and co-director of the Post Traumatic Stress Center (PTSC), would end up treating trauma. Conflict was an inescapable part of daily life, a direct part of almost every..