Spring 2016

Humble Start

We dip back into the archives for a glimpse at the school's first location in Boston

125x125_old med buildingOur medical school opened in fall 1893 on Boston’s Boylston Street in the building shown t left with lettering on its side. A brief account written in 1908 by Charles Thayer, the school’s first professor of anatomy and one of its seven founders, recalled “the paucity of our equipment, the stained platform, the uncomfortable straight-backed chairs and the beggarly array of apparatus” that nonetheless made possible “a School, the growth and success of which is without parallel in the history of medical education.”

Top Stories

The Gift

Over the past 30 years, the live-donor liver transplant program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has treated more patients than any comparable program in the country. One of those patients had his life saved thanks to a donation by his son, a Tufts medical student. Here, in their own words, is the story of that experience

Always the New Kid

My life as a minority of one has made me stronger and inspired me in ways I never could have imagined

Converging on Breast Cancer

Tufts launches a multipronged assault on the disease

The Alzheimer’s Hope

First, neuroscientist Philip Haydon made himself an expert in a little-known area of brain science. Now he is testing a revolutionary new approach that shows great promise for the treatment of this dread modern disease

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Big Road Blues

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Dockside Medicine

Born into a lobstering family, I worry about their well-being in a special way 

Obesity Trigger

Restaurant meals pack a whopping number of calories

Resistance Fighter

Longtime faculty member Stuart Levy has spent a lifetime studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and crusading to abolish the use of antibiotics in animal feed