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Vol. 18 No. 3 Fall 1998
The Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University

Chairman, Editorial Board
Donald F. Tapley, M.D.
Senior Deputy Vice President for Health Sciences

Bonita Eaton Enochs
Assistant Vice President, External Relations
Director of Publications

Contributing Writers
Leslie Bernstein
Nicholas Christy, M.D.
Sally R. McLain
Melissa Murray
Kristen Watson

Alumni News Editor
Marianne Wolff, M.D.

Alumni Writer
Peter Wortsman

Howard Roberts
HRoberts Design

Editorial Board
Rita Charon, M.D.
Suzanne Cullinane’00
John Driscoll Jr., M.D.
Kenneth Forde, M.D.
Bruce Forester, M.D.
Oscar Garfein, M.D.
Leonard C. Harber, M.D.
Brian F. Hoffman, M.D.
Corrine Horn’00
Edgar Housepian, M.D.
Georgiana Jagiello, M.D.
Jonathan LaPook, M.D.
Stephen E. Novak
Carmen Ortiz-Neu, M.D.
Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Keith Reemtsma, M.D.
John Schullinger, M.D.
Joseph Tenenbaum, M.D.
Myron Weisfeldt, M.D.

P&S is published three times a year for alumni, faculty, students, parents, and other supporters of the College of Physicians and Surgeons. It is published by the college and the P&S Alumni Association through the Office of External Relations.

William A. Polf, Ph.D.
Deputy Vice President

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P&S is printed on recycled paper.


Faculty Remembered: Allen O. Whipple, 1881-1963

Research Reports

  • Crystal structure reveals HIV in action
  • Lowering dietary saturated fat is good for all
  • Breast-feeding lowers stress response
  • Lungs suffer from growing up in a household of smokers
  • Giving families confidence to manage asthma
  • Novel gene family responsible for brain and heart pacemaker activity
  • Colorectal polyps and increased risk for colorectal cancer in relatives
  • Global surveillance for anti-TB drug resistance

Clinical Advances

  • A model for diagnosing mental health problems in the young
  • Liver transplants and other complex liver surgery
  • Radiosurgery: Marriage of human expertise and technology

A New Spin on Medical “Records”

    In some operating rooms, the CD player joins the scalpel as an integral part of the surgical procedure. Surgeons at P&S and from across the country describe their musical leanings, which range from Bach to Berlin to Buddy Holly.

P&S Graduate, Patient, Novelist: Excerpt from “Walker Percy: A Life”

    His name is associated more with the novels he wrote than the medical career cut short when he contracted tuberculosis during an internship. This excerpt from a 1997 biography describes Walker Percy getting settled into Bard Hall, his Washington Heights haunts, and his first year of classes.

AIMing to be the Best

    It’s where community residents find preventive medicine strategies, treatment for chronic conditions and temporary ailments, and a lasting relationship with a personal primary care physician. The Associates in Internal Medicine program was started before managed care was the newest catchword but is a good example that faculty at an academic medical center can survive in a cost-competitive environment.

Healthy Times at George Washington High

    Children learn math, grammar, and history in schools; why shouldn’t they also learn lifetime health habits and strategies for making the best use of the health care system? The school-based clinics program is designed to tend to the health care needs of students while preparing them to be good health care consumers. The school-based clinic at George Washington High School is one of six clinics in schools in Upper Manhattan and Central Harlem.

P&S Students

    They both attended Harvard, played squash with a passion, and became P&S students. And J. Lawrence Pool’32 and Alexander “Marty” Clark’00 have both been national champions in squash, though decades apart.

P&S News

In Memoriam

Alumni Section

    Profile: Donald A.B. Lindberg’58

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