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Welcome to the Web edition of Hopkins Medical News. 

Published three times a year for alumni, faculty, parents and friends of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, HMN brings readers face to face with people, issues and events that shape one of the worlds leading health care institutions. We probe into the operating rooms, venture behind the lab bench, poke into the lives of students and distinguished faculty. The feature articles on the web version of the magazine will be updated frequently, so keep checking in with us.


Four Students and a Cadaver

On the first day of Anatomy, Josh, Charlie, Raquel and Eric had a case of the jitters. After two months, they’d become masters of the human body and cutting it apart.

By Anne Bennett Swingle


In The Name of Lou Gehrig

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.

By Joel N. Shurkin

Making Teachers out of Doctors

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

By Anne Bennett Swingle

Search for Tomorrow

The dean says choosing a new department head is the most important thing he does.

By Patrick Gilbert



The latest clinical advances and medical news.


What's happening under the Dome.
Sparrow's Point

Ruminations on life as a pediatric resident.
Melissa Sparrow


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