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Produced in the Office of Medical Public Affairs.
Volume XLV, 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.





Back Story
Posterior vertebral column resection alleviates pain and remedies the posture of patients with severe spinal deformities.

Transoral Surgeries
Minimally invasive surgery performed through the mouth treats oral cancers while preserving mouth and throat function more effectively.

Smoking out the Science
Popular, glamorous and even healthful — cigarette marketing belied a deadly reality. Researchers here began and continue to study smoking’s ill effects.

Before Their Time
Understanding and preventing preterm birth through the study of genetic changes is the focus of a grant from the Children’s Discovery Institute.

Picture Page
A change of season