Letters

Exclusionary policy hard to understand

I write concerning the article [Yale Medicine, Winter 2017] on the distinguished late Carolyn Slayman, Ph.D., deputy dean for scientific affairs. The article includes a description of her earning her Ph.D. at Rockefeller University, “where only one woman was admitted to each entering class of 15. At a dinner at the home of the president, a classmate asked why this was so, and the answer came back, ‘Because that is the right number.’ ” (Presumably, this was in the early 1960s.)I find such a gender exclusionary policy difficult to understand, and perhaps now it is out of date.I much enjoyed Yale Medicine and the coverage of its broad...

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Medicine and the humanities

Congratulations on the excellent Yale Medicine, Winter 2017 edition. I was interested in the...

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We can do better with single-payer

Cathy Shufro’s review of EMBRACE, by Gilead Lancaster, M.D. [Yale Medicine, Winter 2017],...

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Second opinion

Second opinion

A “second opinion” from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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