An homage that would steal even Dr. Seuss’ heart,
“Oh, the places you’ll go!” will likely have a double meaning for the graduates of Dartmouth College’s medical school now that it has been named after Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, and his wife, Audrey.
Geisel, who graduated from Dartmouth in 1925, later went on to write the famed children’s books such as The Lorax, How the Grinch Who Stole Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat. He also wrote You’re Only Old Once!, a book for people older than 50 that walks a character though medical check-ups to show how to be “properly pilled” and “properly billed.”
Dartmouth named the school the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine. (It also doesn’t hurt that the Geisel family has been the “most significant philanthropist” to Dartmouth in its history.)
A school named for Seuss? The Lorax might approve.