Winter 2012

Letter from the Editor

Donna Furlani reflects on the membership of the Medical Division and recalls a post by Jost Zetzsche.

Letter from the Administrator

Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo reminds the Medical Division of upcoming conferences and proposal deadlines.

Meet the Administrators

Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo and Antonio Guerra introduce themselves.

Translating Apples Into Oranges

Renate Cisne presents five translation strategies to consider when dealing with non-comparable health care systems.

Ann’s Acronyms and Other French-English Medical Conundrums

Ann Wiles explores the various possible meanings and translations of the French acronym PAC.

Remembering Dr. Jack Kevorkian: The Evolution of a Medical Concept

Rafael Rivera revisits the history of Dr. Kevorkian and examines the current state of end-of-life care and “death with dignity”.

Myocardial Infarction

Cornelia Riedl explains myocardial infarction, including risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and more.

German-English Glossary: Myocardial Infarction

Cornelia Riedl shares her glossary of terms related to myocardial infarction.

Initial Examination

Suggested interview questions to kick-start this new series profiling medical specialists.

Summary of Dr. Zanders’ Pharmaceutical Presentations

Joan Wallace describes the presentations given by the Medical Division’s 2011 Distinguished Speaker.

Medical Firsts

Rafael Rivera treats us to a matching quiz on ten medical breakthroughs and the people associated with them.


Winter 2012 Consolidated

This page contains all the articles (glossaries excluded) of the Winter 2012 issue, for those who prefer to print out the publication. Please print double-sided and recycle paper when you can!