“Letter from Kathmandu”

In January 2004 Johnnie Yates, M.D. ’95, took a job as a physician in an international clinic in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The post offered a chance for Yates to pursue his interests in travel medicine, and as he recounts in the article that follows, a typical day in his life provided insights into medicine in Nepal.
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The unseen wounds of war

As long as humans have waged war, the horrors of the battlefield have caused psychological damage. Since the war in Vietnam, this damage has had a new name—post-traumatic stress disorder.
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“Breaking the back of polio”

In the 1940s, Yale’s Dorothy Horstmann solved a puzzle that would lead to the first polio vaccines 50 years ago this year.
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A year at the helm

Since he arrived at Yale in 2004, Dean Robert Alpern has led faculty to a new vision of the medical school, with a focus on clinical expansion and the application of great science.
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