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Healing Through Informatics

Even when René Laennec (1781–1826) demonstrated the efficacy of the stethoscope he invented in 1816, many physicians were reluctant to use his new gizmo, fearful that it might interfere with their hands-on treatment of patients, notes Kevin Johnson ’87.

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Healing Through Informatics

Rethinking Alzheimer’s Research

“The sad part about research in Alzheimer’s disease has been the extraordinarily high number of failed studies” for preventives or cures, says Allan Anderson, 59, vice president for the dementia care practice at the Copper Ridge Institute, a continuous care retirement community affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that is located in Sykesville, Maryland.

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Rethinking Alzheimer’s Research

Medical Marathoner

Even as a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Curtis Chong ’08 was not exactly an underachiever. He was the Honolulu Star-Bulletin Newspaper Boy of the Year in 1993, sang in the Honolulu Boy Choir and aced his public school courses.

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Medical Marathoner

In Memoriam

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Steven Hsiao

The Magic Touch

Steve Hsiao left an indelible mark on brain science.
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Daniel Lane

Master of Metabolism

M. Daniel Lane was renowned for his brilliance as a mentor.
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Rowena Spencer

The Tigress

During three decades as a pioneering female pediatric surgeon—the first in her native Louisiana—Rowena Spencer ’47 called all of her tiny patients “my babies.”
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Torrey Brown

Physician Politician

Hanging up his stethoscope to become a public servant probably expanded the impact that Torrey C. Brown ’61 had on the health of innumerable Marylanders. He played a crucial role in curbing environmental pollution in Western Maryland and preserving the Chesapeake Bay fishery.
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