Letters to the editor
Got it backward
With regard to President Daniels' Message in the Spring 2017 issue, the first thing I noticed about the John Singer Sargent portrait of the founding four physicians is that it is printed backward. From left to right as you view it, should be doctors William Welch, William Halsted, Sir William Osler, and Howard Kelly, not the reverse as shown.
Daniel Tuerk, A&S '62, Med '65 (MD)
Palo Alto, California
I wanted to provide some feedback about the article "Sleep, Perchance to Remember" [Evidence, Spring]. The article nicely summarizes some fascinating and groundbreaking research published in the very prestigious journal Science—yet no mention is given to who the researchers are. The study represents years of work and creativity. Johns Hopkins Magazine should try to recognize the individuals, not just "Hopkins neuroscientists."
Johns Hopkins Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Oncology
While "goat innards" is close, I'm surprised the "weirdest food you've ever eaten" infographic [Dialogue, Spring] didn't include goat fetus (kutti pi, feto de cabra). My hosts in Cúcuta, Colombia, served the delicacy as a stew.
Don Nicholson, Med '66 (MD), HS '72, Med '72 (PGF)
Coral Gables, Florida
Solid gold coach
It was great to see cross-country featured in the magazine ["Fast Company," Spring]. Bobby Van Allen is a solid gold coach with a formula that's brought together one special family of talented athletes—who are smart to boot. Couldn't ask for more for my kid.
"Fast Company" [Spring] is a fantastic tribute to a dedicated, caring coach and his stellar team. Their chemistry and discipline are a recipe for success on and off the track. What a wonderful facet of a Johns Hopkins education. My heartfelt sentiments come from not only my perspective as a track mom but also the real-world perspective. What the coach instills in the team are lifelong lessons of individual strength, group collaboration, and hard work. Having that skill set can take years to learn, and here, in the context of a team sport, are the priceless pearls of succeeding in life.
Port Washington, New York
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