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Produced in the Office of Medical Public Affairs.
Volume XL, Number 1. Outlook (ISSN 1042-2897) is published quarterly by Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8508, 4444 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108.





Cover story: The Peck Era in Medicine
William A. Peck, MD, and colleagues reflect on the School of Medicine’s growth and transformation during his tenure as executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean.

Cover story bonus: The Bill Peck songbook
Physician, administrator, entertainer...

What Causes Asthma?
Allergies no longer are believed to be the lone cause of asthma. New research shows that viral infection in early childhood also may play a significant role.

Yesterday’s Cutting Edge
Photographs from Archives and Rare Books in the Bernard Becker Medical Library reflect the earliest “good old days” at the School of Medicine.

Uterus Saved
A new, minimally invasive procedure can control benign uterine tumors, providing patients an alternative to the usual, more drastic treatment— hysterectomy.

Picture Page: Medical Center at Sundown
Evening falls over a center that never sleeps.

Teaching Awards
The medical school classes of 2003, 2004 and
2005 make their picks for the year’s best teachers.