May 1991

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DOCTOR WENNBERG'S UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE

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THE BLUE ZOO

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DOCTOR WENNBERG'S UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE

According to Jack Wennberg, what underlies many physicians'practices isn't so much hard science but shibboleths assumptions about the effectiveness of much medical treatment that aren't warranted by the facts. There is rarely a sinrest "right" answer in medicinejust "composites of probabilities and patient preferences," as Wennberg puts it "I"d guess that only ten percent of medicine is a wager against death. The rest is a quality of life, or patient preference, matter." By Susan Dentzer '77

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THE BLUE ZOO

What was it about 24 West Wheelock that MADE ITS INHABITANTS SO . . . DIFFERENT?

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Students Tackle A National Illiteracy Problem With An Innovative

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DR. WHEELOCK'S JOURNAL

You have seen by now, we are sure, that William H. King '63 has been nominated to succeed retiring George Munroe '43 on the Board of Trustees. Attorney King received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1967 and

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THEATERS OF WAR

Hollywood pictures America's ambivalence about Vietnam.

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Class Notes

1980

Tales from the Crypt, Vol. XI, chapter 8. The sky's the limit or is it? Chick Woodward is taking part in a year-long project at the University of Minnesota. The goal is to construct a spectroscope which is to astronomers

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1975

Reporting live from Baghdad on the Bay, it's time for the news from DNN. Our lead story this month comes from Hanover correspondent and '75 treasurer Jeff Sassarossi, who forwarded these epistles received in dues (thank

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1960

Duncan Lanum's installation as rector of St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Woodlake, Calif., led me to get in touch with the members of our class who are clergy. I found eight, and they conveyed some fascinating

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1990

Facing hostile fire in Spokane, Wash., is Josh Davis, who writes that his career with Rodriguez Brothers Collection Agency has twice put him in situations where he has been shot at (both shots missed him). He's

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1989

You glimpse something familiar out of the corner of your eye. Someone familiar. You make eye contact, avoid eye contact . . . words fail you. A name fails you. Jim? Jenny? Hairball? You can't be senile this early.

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