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Volume 108, Issue 8 (November 2009)

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Graduated Driver’s License Guidelines:
Saving Teen Lives

Volume 108, Issue 8

This issue of the Wisconsin Medical Journal includes research that illustrates how implementing a graduated driver’s license policy can save lives of teens and others on the roads. Not only could 124 lives have been saved by the current policies in place, but the authors estimate how many more lives could be saved if a proposed policy was in place in all 6 Great Lakes States.


Letters to the editor (PDF)

Teenage driving, rural bugs in urban spaces, web scorecards to set public health priorities, and how primary carephysicians should be taught (PDF)
John J. Frey, III, MD

Original Contributions

Graduated Driver Licensing Policy in the Great Lakes States: Current Benefits and Future Potential (PDF)
Timothy E. Corden, MD; Daniel J. Tonellato; Keri B. Frisch, MS; Purushottam W. Laud, PhD

Does the Surgical Clerkship Meet the Needs of Practicing Primary Care Physicians? (PDF)
Brian D. Lewis, MD; Amy Leisten, BA; Daniel Arteaga; Robert Treat, PhD; Karen Brasel, MD, MPH;
Philip N. Redlich, MD, PhD

The Value of a Web-Based Interactive Regional Health Scorecard in Setting Public Health Priorities (PDF)
Brenda L. Rooney, PhD; Jeffrey E. Thompson, MD

Case Reports

Blastomycosis in Urban Southeastern Wisconsin (PDF)
Melissa A. Lemke, MA; Dennis J. Baumgardner, MD; Charles F. Brummitt, MD; Geoffrey R. Swain, MD, MPH; Brian P. Buggy, MD; John J. Meidl, MD; Zachary J. Baeseman, BS; Andrea Schreiber, MA

Your Profession

Ethical considerations in mental health care informed by research (PDF)
Jonathan I. Ravdin, MD

MetaStar works with Wisconsin hospitals to decrease MRSA infections (PDF)
Jay A. Gold, MD, JD, MPH

Your Practice

Kara Neumann, spiritual healing, and the law (PDF)
Michelle Leiker, JD

Your Society

In Remembrance (PDF)

Nominating Committee solicits nominees

Resolutions Due for Annual Meeting

Instructions to Authors

Call for Papers, Reviewers