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School of Medicine
A Disarming Approach
Cancerous tumors often contain a secret weapon: areas buried so deep inside they lack the blood and oxygen necessary for treatments like chemotherapy and radiation to work. These spots are often the reason that cancers return after what appears to be a successful treatment.Read More
Honoring the ‘Scientists’ Scientist’
Hamilton Smith ’56 likes to tell students and postdocs working in the lab: “The best thing that can happen to you is to get a result you didn’t expect, because it might be something new.”Read More
It all started in 2010 at a fitness “boot camp,” which Linda Yau ’94 and her physician friends started to get themselves moving. “Doctors don’t always exercise, though we tell patients to,” says Yau, who practices internal medicine in Washington, D.C.Read More
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To the Heartbeat Born
The way the Boston Globe figured it, Herbert J. Levine ’54, the son of Samuel A. Levine, a famous, pioneering, Harvard-trained cardiologist, had been “to the heartbeat born.” (The elder Levine developed the system for grading systolic heart murmurs still used widely today.)Read More
A Heritage Enhanced
To James Ellicott Tyson Hopkins ’41, being a collateral descendant of the man who founded both The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins University conveyed more than just a familial association with a well-known name. A thoracic surgeon and decorated member of the fabled Merrill’s Marauders combat unit in World War II, he believed that he also had an obligation to continue honoring Johns Hopkins’ legacy.Read More
Soft-spoken and humble, Peter Kwiterovich ’66 had a transformative impact on our understanding of the progressive nature of coronary heart disease, conducting research that set standards for cholesterol screening in both children and adults while also establishing guidelines on how to prevent atherosclerosis.Read More