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At the Baltimore Museum of Art, medical students study a painting, blocking out the figures so they can concentrate on the background.

Medicine Meets the Museum
Med students hone their observational skills in the gallery

Med students hone their observational skills in the gallery Second-year medical student Rush Chewning peered at the reclining figure. The man’s eyes were closed, his head thrust back, his right hand hung limply at his side. “He’s either sleeping or exhausted,” Chewning speculated, as his fellow students looked on. “He’s not dead because he’s got good color. He’s either wounded or out cold.”

“He’s not wounded,” another student said. “He doesn’t appear to be in pain.” Others noted the woman at his side. “She has a certain lightness to her face. She seems radiant.” Still others studied the bare-breasted woman. “She’s a little disturbing. Are those fish scales starting at the hip?”

The subjects of this evolving diagnosis were not living people, but figures in a painting.

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What's News
Nurses Week, May 6-12; Convocation 2006; breaking ground for the new clinical buildings.
 
Briefcase
The wrap on this year’s legislative session in Annapolis; online grant proposals.
 
     
     
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OPENERS
Biotech Park’s First Building Gets Off the Ground
The new East Baltimore is on its way.
35 Years and Counting
Colleagues, friends and family celebrated the leadership of cardiac surgeon Levi Watkins.
Miss Black International
Hopkins’ own Chyna Lawrence takes the crown.
Ready! Set! SLOW...
Jockeying for the finish line at the Turtle Derby, now in its 75th year.
For Law-Breakers, Zero Tolerance
Illegal behavior at work can bring serious consequences.

CENTERPIECE
Cancer Collaboration²
A second Cancer Research Building invites researchers across departments to work together.
A Dream Fulfilled—Posthumously
Bayview’s new orthopedic unit honors late surgeon James Wenz.
Women’s Concierge: A Magic Portal
Streamlined medical services are a phone call away.

FEATURES
Time Off with: Toby Gordon
Give her vintage buttons, beads and yarn—she’ll turn out any number of creations.
On the Job with: Barbara Weiss
At the hands of “the Queen,” an X-ray is an unforgettable experience.
From Chief Resident to Folk Hero: An Update
Dr. S.B. Lee has risen to fame in Korea.
Bridging Molecules and Mind
Rick Huganir looks back on 18 years at Johns Hopkins—and ahead to new challenges.

pICTURE THIS
Spring Fling
Medical students on the Committee for Admission.

IN MEMORIAM
Ruth Gresser and Michele Woodland-Evans
The colon cancer symposium attendees were featured in February’s Dome.

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