Medicine on the Midway

Spring 2007

A publication for alumni, faculty, students and friends of the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division and Pritzker School of Medicine.

Features

Spring 2007 cover

Living in the Dark (PDF)
The Sosenheimer family endured years of differing diagnoses before neurosurgeon David Frim recognized a debilitating brain condition in all of them that few other physicians even know exists.
By Theresa Carson

Finding the Right Resource (PDF)
To help its neighbors and to control its own medical costs, the University of Chicago introduced a health care concept foreign to many poverty-stricken South Siders: seeing a physician for regular check-ups.
By Katie Scarlett Brandt

Forced Reflection (PDF)
Sometimes caregivers need care too. A new program at Chicago invites them to come together and help one another--mentally and emotionally.
By Katie Scarlett Brandt

A Bug Scientist's Life (PDF)
By Katie Scarlett Brandt

Departments

Medicine off the Midway (PDF)
Kicked out of medical school in 1945, Donald Rowley went on to create one of today's most commonly used medical devices, just one facet of his 53-year career at Chicago.
By Katie Scarlett Brandt

Class Update (PDF)

Perspective (PDF)
Pediatrician Kenneth Alexander looks at the pros and cons of the mandated HPV vaccinations.
By Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD

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