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The Cushing Center, new home to the Cushing Tumor Registry, opened its doors to visitors during the annual reunion in June. Fifteen years in the making, the combined museum, archive, and seminar space, located two floors below ground within the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, is arguably as unique as the collection itself.

Patients go out of their way to see Yale ophthalmologist James C. Tsai, M.D., M.B.A. One traveled four-and-a-half hours from Long Island. Another takes a car service each week from Garden City, N.Y., for post-operative care. For his weekly follow-ups, a Wall Street trader journeys to New Haven each Wednesday on the Metro-North Railroad.

Beth Heath's biggest frustration as Madison County nurse manager is when she can't help someone, when she has to turn someone away.

"There are patients that leave [the health department], and we worry about them because we don't know what they're going to do," said Heath.