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In The Name of Lou Gehrig

By Joel N. Shurkin

More than 60 years after the "Iron Horse" succumbed to ALS, researchers appear at last to be making headway toward defeating the devastating neurological condition that killed him.

Among the unforgettable professional athletes of the 1930s Lou Gehrig stood out. His body was so strong and healthy that his record for consecutive games (2,130) wasn't broken for 56 years, a feat that earned him the sobriquet the "Iron Horse." Gehrig also was able to excel at one of the most intricate physical tasks known to humankind—hitting a baseball in the major leagues, a testament to a superbly honed nervous system.

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Making Teachers Out Of Doctors

By Anne Bennett Swingle

Knowing how to inspire a group of students is hard enough for a practiced professor. For a physician, it can be downright baffling.

  Managing conflict is the topic on the table today—not a bad skill to have at your fingertips these days. Still, the nine men and women gathered in this classroom at Hopkins' Bayview Medical Center aren't law enforcers or high-powered business types, but doctors.

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Search For Tomorrow

By Patrick Gilbert

Where do you think neurosurgery is headed in the future?" Charlie Cummings, the easygoing head of Hopkins' Department of Otolaryngology, poses the question to a fiftyish-looking man sitting with several other people around a long conference table.

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