The Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 24, 2000

April 24, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 33

Spring Fair 2000 hits Homewood
Phi Beta Kappa chapter inducts new members
Researchers find OCD has genetic basis
New Vaccine Offers Hope to Asthma and Allergy Sufferers
APL conference will focus on status, future of low-cost planetary missions
How to receive e-mail news and information about Hopkins
Experts say HIV treatment for pregnant women should be considered
Habitat for Humanity
Survey: voters rank public health over new roads, defense, tax cuts
Relay for Life
WJHU To Present 'An Evening with Baxter Black'
In Brief
Employment Opportunities
Classified Ads
Weekly Notices
Weekly Calendar
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New Book To Tell Hopkins Story
Mame Warren is a self-proclaimed good listener, and for the past 10 months her attentive ears have been focused on everything Hopkins.
   In June 1999, Warren took on the daunting task of assembling a pictorial book that would both chronicle and celebrate the university's 125-year history.
   Warren had recently stewarded another tome of this type, for Washington and Lee University, which was celebrating its 250th year, and was eager to begin another academic project. A fortuitous call from someone she knows at Johns Hopkins University Press alerted her to the fact Hopkins had its own anniversary fast approaching. Warren said she jumped at the opening.
   "I asked him, who is the right person to talk to, and he said, call Ross Jones. And that," Warren said with a grin, "was the best piece of advice I ever had."
   Jones, vice president and secretary emeritus, is also chair of the 125th Anniversary Committee and was in the market for the services of someone like Warren. An agreement was quickly reached for her to edit the anniversary book, and the rest is, well, history. Full story...

Wilmer Celebrates 75 Years
A native of New England, Morton Goldberg had a difficult time in the summer of 1963 adjusting to his new life below the Mason-Dixon Line. He readily recalls the stifling 100-degree temperature--with a relative humidity of 99--the day he arrived in Baltimore to begin his residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute.
   In those days, the life of an on-call physician, he says, came without the benefit of air conditioning. The only relief was the Hopkins dome itself, a structure intentionally built to let the hot air rise out of the patients' rooms and escape outside. Unfortunately for Goldberg and his fellow residents, this same hot air rose through their top-floor bedrooms every night.
   "The only air-conditioned room in the entire Wilmer Institute was an operating room that had a window unit. And I would sometimes strap myself to the operating table to sleep at night when I was on-call--I couldn't sleep anywhere else, it was so hot," says Goldberg, who today is professor and director of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute and the School of Medicine. "It was extraordinarily difficult. I remember saying, 'I can't survive in Baltimore, Md.'" Full story...

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