Cathy Shufro’s piece on graduate student Matthew Weed [“Bringing Science Into Focus,” Summer 2000] was inspiring. I was particularly pleased to read it as my husband works with a man who was denied entry to Yale College many years ago because he had suffered a wrestling accident in his senior year of high school and was a paraplegic. Yale could not accommodate him and revoked his acceptance. As a graduate, this story has always saddened me. Now, I am heartened to read about the advances Yale has made in accommodating the disabled, both from a physical and technological standpoint, as well as from a humanistic one.

Thank you for your continued efforts to make Yale Medicine interesting and fresh.

Natalie P. Silverstein, M.P.H. ’96
New York, N.Y.