Front-Cover-1.pngJanuary-February 2018 | Volume 101 | Issue 1

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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

A century of medical progress
Physicians and researchers in Minnesota have been at the heart of medical challenges and successes.
BY TIM BRADY
 

FEATURES

Then and now
Life and health data, 1918 and today.

HIV/AIDS oral history
Saving the experiences of HIV/AIDS caregivers over 35 years.
BY SUZY FRISCH

Beyond cardiac surgery
Owen Wangensteen integrated surgery research and medical education at the University of Minnesota.
BY DAVID KOROSTYSHEVSKY

Finding the cause of leprosy
A visit to Minnesota immigrants helped Armauer Hansen confirm that Hansen’s Disease was not hereditary.
BY RICHARD CAPLAN, MD
 

CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Examining prescription opioid use in Minnesota using the Minnesota All Payer Claims Database
BY NATE WRIGHT, MPH, AND JON ROESLER, MS


EDITOR'S NOTE

One hundred years
Today’s Minnesota Medicine speaks to a specialized, technically sophisticated medical world.
BY CHARLES MEYER, MD


SHORT TAKES

Downtime: The tango found Parvin Dorostkar, MD, and changed her life.
Digital journals: Medical journals from across the country—and the years—are now available online.


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COMMENTARY

Measles, autism and vaccination for Minnesota Somalis
Culture and expectations for medical care influence vaccination rates.
BY FAIZA AZIZ AND STEVEN MILES, MD


END NOTE

Butterballs, popsicles and patience
BY HARRISON H. FARLEY, MD