Classmates of 1955: With the mantle of clinical tyranny set aside, I’ve been busy with Engineering School Research projects, including efforts to understand what went wrong with Metal-on-Metal hip joint replacements. FDA asked me to participate on their Advisory Panel this past summer for advice on what to do next with the 750,000 patients with Metal-on-metal hip joints in place. I am also serving on a Federal Panel examining the same issues, that will start meeting next year.
Busy, too, mentoring eight bright-eyed, bushy-tailed first year medical students learning which end of the stethoscope goes where, and teaching at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.
My spouse is busy in her print-making studio and preparing shows of her work, with additional responsibilities with local galleries and distant ones, as well. Both of us are kept hopping with five of our ten grandchildren going to school together here in Hanover, New Hampshire.
I was pleased to catch up with William (Moose) Morton and Meg at a recent gathering in the Dartmouth Outing Club to give recognition to one of Moose’s classmates who got the Dartmouth Alumni Award. He is looking particularly well ignoring the passage of years and miles.
I’m looking forward to exploring the new Deerfield App for the iPhone and iPad.
Michael Mayor Class of 1955