Vol. 19 No. 3
The Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University
Chairman, Editorial Board
Assistant to the Editor
Alumni News Editor
P&S is published three times a year for alumni, faculty, students, 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.
Being a scientist was once a sheltered experience. With research budgets tightening and the growing popularity of non-scientific institutions, scientists are leaving their labs to help shape a new public image.
In the Humanities and Medicine Seminar, a second-year course, students strengthen their interpretive and narrative capacities as doctors.
Apoptosis is one of the hottest topics in biomedical research. Several P&S researchers have made fundamental discoveries about the basic mechanisms of cell suicide and its role in health and sickness.
Critical Time Intervention helps mentally ill homeless men make the transition into living in the community again.
Faculty and alumni who have died
Profile: Charles S. Houston'39
|ON THE COVER: Charles S. Houston, a 1939 graduate of P&S,reached historical heights in mountain climbing, in high-altitude medicine, and. as this photo reveals. in photography. This photo of the summit of Mount Everest was taken in 1950 when Dr. Houston and fellow climbers were the first Westerners to cross this part of Nepal and to see this side of Everest. Taken from 19,000 feet across the valley on the south side of Mount Everest, this photo by Dr. Houston is the first photo ever taken of the lower end of the great iceflow out of the West Cwm, an enclosed valley of ice between Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse Ridge, and the last 2,000 feet of Mount Everest, showing the first and second "steps" on the Tibetan side. Alumni Profile, page 36.|