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A weekly de to who's Thursday, Nov. 19
where, what ap ening and through
why you need to be there ... Wednesday, Nov. 25
FROM LEECHES TO LASERS
Being a med student ain't what it us
American History X Edward Norton
stars in this chilling portrayal of
hatred and violence. At Showcase:
11:05, 1:35, 4:05, 6:45, 9:15,
Celebrity Kenneth Branaugh finally
gets laid in Woody Allen's new film
about blow jobs and bananas. At
State:-',k1:30,- 4, 7, 9:15 At
Showcase: 11:20, 1:45, 4:10, 6:35,
Elizabeth Cate Blanchett stars as
the virgin queen Elizabeth. Gee,
how much fun could that life have
been? At State: 7:15, 9:30 (Wed,
Enemy Of The State Will Smith gets
jiggy with Gene Hackman in this con-
spiracy thriller. No euphemism implied,
hope. At Briarwood: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:150
At Showcase: 10:45, 12:30, 1, 1:30,
3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9:20,
9;50, 10:20, 12, 12:30
Rurats: The Movie Nickelodeon looks
for critical acclaim with this animated
masterpiece. At Briarwood: 12:30,
3:30, 4:40, 6:45, 9 At Showcase:
10:30, 11, 11:30, 12:40, 1;10, 1:40,
2:50, 3:20, 3:50, 5, 5:30, 6;10, 7:10,
7:40, 8:10, 9:10, 11:15
Velvet Goldmine A revealing portrait of
glam rock. At State. 1:30, 9:30
***** A Classic
* Not Worth Your Time, or Your Money
Antz **** Woody Allen and Sly
Stallone, along with a myriad of
other stars, lend their voices to this
computer-animated insect epic. At
Showcase: 10:35, 12;15, 4:20,
Beloved **** Oprah Winfrey
stars in the adaptation of the prize-
winning novel by Toni Morrison. At
Ann Arbor 1&2: 1:15, 6:20 (Fri-Tue)
Belly What the helly is "Belly"
about? At Showcase: 10:25, 12:25
Home For Christmas Easter is the
most wonderful time of the year. I
love tose little chocolate eggs. At
Showcase: 10:40, 12;45, 2:40,
Home Fries No hamburgers in this
film. Nope, none of them. Just fries.
Lots and lots of fries. Fries until the
sun don't shine no more. Fries like
your mama never told you about.
Fries until heckfire freezes over.
Fries, fries fries. At Ann Arbor 1&2:
5:20, 7:20, 9:20
I Still Know What You Did Last
Summer Wow, ya still know. Last
summer. That's a long time ago.
That's impressive. Good memory ya
got there. At Briarwood: 1, 3:10,
5:20, 7:40, 10:10 At Showcase:
12:05, 12;35, 1:05, 2:25, .2:55,
3:25.:15, 5:45, 7:15, 7;45, 8:15,
9:30, 10, 10:30, 11:35, 12:05,
The Imposters *** A humorous
farce set on an early twentieth cen-
tury cruise ship. At Ann Arbor 1&2:
4:25, 9:30, 11:20 (Fri-Tue)
Living Out Loud **** No, Danny
DeVito does not appe:- naked in
this flick, so don't let that fear
deter you from seeing it. At
Showcase: 11:40, 2, 8:05, 10:15,
Meet Joe Black **d Death takes
Brad Pitt's body and has sex with
Claire Forlani. Well, I guess there
have to be some fringe benefits
when you're an eternal harbinger
of doom. At Briarwood: 12:40,
4:20, 8 At Showcase: 11:15, 1,
2:45, 4:30, 6:15, d, 9:25, 9:55,
Pleasantville **** Two '90s
teens bring new life and new per-
spective to a fictional '50s TV land.
At Briarwood: 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 10
At Showcase. 1:50, 4:25, 7:05,
9:40, 10:10, 12, 12:30
Rush Hour ** Everybody was
kung-fu fighting. Those guys were
fast as light iing. It was aulittle bit
frightening. At Briarwood: 7:30,
The Siege ** Bruce "Maybe Safer
To Just Watch 'Die Hard'" Willis
stars with Denzel Washington in
this story of terrorism as New York
is taken hustage. At Briarwood:
1:20, 3:50, 7:10, 9:30 At
Showcase: 11:45, 2:15, 4:50,
7:25, 9:45, 12:20
Slam **** A young man uses
poetry and music to escape from
the gang-ridden streets. Guest
appearance by Onyx. Oh yes. Let
the boys be boys. At State: 7:15,
9:30 (Wed, Thur)
Urban Legend ** A myriad of
teeny bopper headliners get slaugh-
tered at a small college. Not a bad
idea, in principle. At Ann Arbor
1&2: 4:25, 9:30, 11:20
The Waterboy ** Adam Sandier
plays a naive hero with few friends
up against humorous antagonists in
this film with a sports subplot.
Originality of sturyline is what
makes for quality films. At Ann
Arbor 1&2: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 At
Showcase: 12:20, 12:50, 1:20, 3,
3:30, 4:40, 5:10, 5;40, 6:50, 7:20,
7:50, 9:05, 9:35, 10:05, 11:10,
11:40, 12:10 -
The Wizard Of Oz ***** Judy
Garland stars in the re-release of
the classic. At Briarwood: 12:50,
3, 5:10 At Showcase: 10:50, 2:20,
Mary Black This eclectic Irish singer is
bound to Shine, in support of her new CD.
Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty St.,
763-TKTS. $21-36. 7:30 p.m.
Gimble This a cappella group offers up
some a cappella songs. U-Club, Michigan
Union. 8 p.m. $3 at door.
Godsmack Heavy Metal rockers that are
sure to smack your brain around. Blind
Pig, 208 South First St., 996-8555.8 p.m.
Twistin' Tarantulas Put on your dancing
shoes and swing over to this free show.
Karl's, 9779 Gotfredson, 455-8450. 9:30
University Jazz Ensemble Under the direc-
tion of Ellen Rowe, the group is joined by
guest pianist/composer Kenny Werner.
On the jazz scene for 25 years, Werner is
considered to be one of jazz's unsung
heroes. He has performed with Randy
Brecker and Jack DeJohnette. Rackham
Auditorium. 8 p.m. Free.
A ... My Name is Alice Music student
Todd Buonopane directs five Musical
Theatre majors in a revue examining the
issues of the modern woman. Arena
Theatre, Frieze Building. Free. 8 p.m.
Arcadia The MorrisCo Art Theatre pre-
sents Tom Stoppard's play which weaves
a glittering tapestry between two cen-
turies with wit, wisdom and poignancy.
Ann Arbor Civic Theater, 2275 Platt Rd.
971-0605. $12.8 p.m.
Blood Wedding Federico Garcia Lorca's
provocative and lyrical tragedy is brought
to the stage by the Department of Theatre
and Drama. Lorca's play is based on a true
story, with searing intensity and poetic
rhythm. Mendelssohn Theatre. 764-0450.
$7 with student ID. 8 p.m.
Boom Town Jeff Daniels ("Dumb and
Dumber") wrote and directed this intense
drama that examines three characters
who become entangled amidst their pas-
sion, power and small town politics.
Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park
St., Chelsea. (313) 475-7902. $20. 8
Geography of a Horse Dreamer Sam
Shepard's play in which we enter the
world of off-track betting. Parental discre-
tion advised. Studio Theatre, 4743 Cass
Avenue, Detroit. (313) 577-2972. $8. 8
A Huey P. Newton Story Solo performer
Roger Guenveur Smith presents an inti-
mate portrait of the late co-founder of the
Black Panther Party. Trueblood Theatre,
Frieze Building. 764-2538. $25. 8 p.m.
ArtVideos "Theodore Gericault: Men and
Wild Horses" explores the life and work of
this 19th-Century French painter.
University Museum of Art, Art Media
Room, 525 South State St. 7:30 p.m.
Favorite Poem Project U.S. poet Laureate
Robert Pinsky is compiling an audio and
video collection of Americans reading
their favorite poems. Sign-up sheets and
submission forms are available at
Borders. Open mic. Borders, 612 East
Liberty St. 7:30 p.m. 668-7652
Master Drawings From the Worcester Art
Museum in Massachusetts comes a fas-
By Debby Hwang
For the Daily
According to a respected physician of the era, to
endure long, hot summers of the late 19th Century,
Ann Arborites needed to drink plenty of fresh sweet
milk and take a cold bath or shower at least three
hours after eating.
He also suggested that men wear loose clothing
- an attire of tan stockings, wide, white-colored
trousers, a light gray coat, a shirt not requiring a vest
and a straw hat, preferably well-ventilated, for
instance, functioned well. "Don't complain of how
much warmer it is than it ought to be," the doctor
ordered in a column for the Aug. 5, 1898, issue of the
Ann Arbor Democrat, "and altogether avoid every-
thing that is liable to get you excited."
Obviously, some aspects of medical practice have
mutated since the days of common bloodletting.
The alteration is due to both the evolution of basic
biology and the transformation of the medical
school. Lectures yielded to empirical clinical prac-
tice, and infusions of scientists from various disci-
plines occurred. At the forefront of the medical
research and education revolution existed the
University's Medical School, which currently ranks
ninth among the nation's best medical schools in
U.S. & News Report's annual assessment.
Conceived in 1848, the Medical School was the
first one of its kind in the United States to own and
run its own hospital, the first major school to base its
tutelage on science and its corresponding methods
and the first major school to admit women. The
chemistry department was established by one of the
incipient faculty members of the Medical School.
The first class of 91 medical school students entered
in 1850, and their inclusion more than doubled the
number of people at the 'U.' Medical trainees were
charged $5 a year for two years of schooling.
The instruction was lecture-based; so in order to
learn how to handle patients, graduates apprenticed
with active doctors. In 1869, the Medical School
instituted its own hospital, thus shifting focus from
the didactic to the practical and inventing modem
bedside teaching, said Dr. Howard Markel, Director
of Academic Programs at the Medical School and
historian. The concept of a medical center, replete
with hospitals and a school including research agen-
cies, also started in Ann Arbor.
None of the members of the inaugural class were
college graduates, though a person could secure a
bachelor's degree in sixteen weeks. All were, howev-
er, white males. For admission to the program, can-
didates were required to know some Greek and
enough Latin to write prescriptions. In 1870, the
Regents passed a resolution that allowed any
Michigan resident to enroll.
That year, Amanda Sanford became the first
woman accepted to the Medical School. Three years
later, W. Henry Fitzbutler, the son of a slave, joined
the doctoral ranks as the first African-American
matriculated into the program.
The eagerness of the Medical School to refine its
curriculum propagated advances in instruction, sci-
entific inquiry and public health. Based on models
provided by German universities, the Medical
School of the 1880s and 1890s grounded its teach-
ings in basic science and created an intimate work-
ing nexus between physicians and researchers,
explained Medical Administrative Associate and
head of the Office of Sesquicentennial Events Kate
Schuch. A bachelor's degree was needed to enter the
program, which lasted for four years instead of two.
Most other institutions did not begin to do so until
1910, as dictated by the then newly published
Flexner Report on medical training.,
The administrator most responsible for the
in a photo that dates back to the mid-1800s, university med
cal procedures performed all at once.
For anyone in the mood for a memory, Billy Joel will perform at the Palace of
Auburn Hills tomorrow night, before leaving the rock world for a classical career'
Joel, always a piano man, will have you feeling all right.
cinating exhibit which examines a unique
artistic bond between the artist and the
act of drawing. Featured are 100 draw-
ings, from artists such as Rubens, David,
Van Gogh and Bellows. University
Museum of Art, 525 South State St. Open
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Alan Michael Parker Poet reads from his
first collection "Days Like Prose."
Shaman Drum, 313 South State St. 8 p.m.
Reflections The Dance Department pre-
sents its BFA/BDA thesis concert. Betty
Pease Studio Theater, Dance Building,
1310 N. University Court. 763-5460. $5
with student ID. 8 p.m.
Elizabeth (1998) Cate Blanchett stars as
the virgin queen as her role is traced from
carefree princess to powerful ruler.
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 7 &
Gagman (1988) This Korean film propos-
es that there is no difference between
dreams and real life. Nat. Sci. 7 p.m. Free.
Gonin (1995) A handsome discotheque
owner owes money to some gangsters,
and hatches a plan to rip off his tormen-
tors. Lorch. 7 p.m. Free.
Peach Blossom Land (1992) Two acting
troupes forced to share rehearsal space
realize the similarity between their
respective pieces. Angell Hall Aud. A. 8
Six-String Samurai (1998) Lance
Mungia creates a surreal alternate
reality where Elvis rules the world and
Buddy Holly ventures out on heroic
quest. Michigan Theater. 603 E.
Liberty St. 12 a.m.
George Clinton & P-Funk All-Stars Classic
funk innovator, bound to bring out the dog
in you. The Majestic. Detroit. Call for avail-
ability, (313)833-9700. 7:30 p.m.
Billy Joel The piano man rocks Detroit for
the last timebefore going classical. The
Palace of Auburn Hills, 2 Championship
Drive, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100. 7:30
Circus McGurkus With a name like that,
this band can't be all bad. Blind Pig, 208
South First St.. 996-8555. 8:00 p.m.
Metallica No introduction needed, but
WRIF is holding all the tickets. State
Theater, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
A ... My Name is Alice See Thursday. 8
and 11 p.m.
Arcadia See Thursday.
Blood Wedding See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Boomtown See Thursday. 8 p.m. $25.
Geography of a Horse Dreamer See
Grease This funoving musical of movie
and Broadway fame comes to campusin a
MUSKET production. Power Center. 8
p.m. $7. 764-0450.
A Huey P. Newton Story See Thursday.
David Bennahum Author will be reading
from his memoir "Extra Life" which chron-
icles the Atari generation. Borders, 612
East Liberty St 7 p.m. 668-7652
Hasta el Amanecer Dance A dance for
Puerto Rican Week. Trotter House.8:30
p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Free.
Nuruddin Farrah Somali writer will be
reading from her new novel "Secrets."
Shaman Drum. 313 South State St. 8 p.m.
Medical School's early commitment to research,
education and clinical service was Victor Vaughn,
dean of the school from 1891 to 1920. A visionary
who recruited top talents in all sorts of fields and
who realized that progress entailed unflagging open
discussion, Vaughn established a center of hygiene
study, which ushered in popular embrace of aseptic
behavior and became the School of Public Health.
He formulated too the idea of a large hospital com-
plex that would house hundreds of patients and give
medical students an opportunity to work with dis-
parate maladies. Containing 800 patient beds, Old
Main Hospital was built in 1925 and lasted until
1986. It was the largest facility of its kind in the
nation and replaced the 20- bed hospital completed
With an atmosphere conducive to fertile thought
and innovative practices, the Medical School has
notable entries in annals of history. Dr. John
Alexander, a University surgeon, performed the
nation's first lung removal in 1925. The first doctor
to put an "iron lung" artificial respirator in a child,
Dr. Jim Wilson became head of the Department of
Pediatrics. Dr. Norman Bethune, a student of
Alexander's, was Mao Zedong's personal physician.
More recently, Dr. James Neel founded the center
for Human Genetics and made contributions to
understanding the genetic bases of sickle cell anemia.
Neel's work helped to blaze a path for Dr. Francis
Collins, who discovered the gene fundamental to the
development of cystic fibrosis. Presently, Dr. Collins
is, as Schuch puts it, "on loan" in Washington, D.C.,
heading the Human Genome Project.
Accomplishments of Medical School faculty
influenced not only bodily health but also literary
conditions. Epidemic researchers have brought sam-
ples of the bubonic plague collected from human
sources in San Francisco to Ann Arbor in hopes of
making a serum. As the story goes, a lab assistant
who rolled his own cigarettes tainted one of them
Medical science has come a long way in a century and a half. Above, doctors at the University's Mott
Children's Hospital give us a taste of the way things work today.
M A G A Z I N E
Weekend Magazine Editors:
Phone Numbers: Ann Arbor 1 & 2: 761-9700; Briarwood: 4804555; Fox Village; 994-
8080; Michigan Theater: 668-8397; Showcase: 973-8380; State: 761-8667.
Showtimes are effective Friday through Thursday. Late shows at Ann Arbor 1 & 2 and
State are for Friday and Saturday only. Noon and mid-day matinees at Ann Arbor 1 & 2 are
for Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday only; matinees at State are for Saturday and Sunday
Vriter : ,t ew Barrett, Cortney Dueweke, Michael Galloway, Geordy Gantsoudes,
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Photo Editor: Adriana Yugovich
Photographers: Allison Canter, Jeffrey Kosseff, Dana Linnane, Margaret Myers
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Arts Editors: Kristin Long and Christopher Tkaczyk
Editor in Chief: Laurie Mayk