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Book Review: The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric Illness. Reviewed by Miguel A. Faria, MD

The Frontal Lobes and Neuropsychiatric Illness (2001) by Drs Stephen P. Salloway, Paul F. Malloy, and James D. Duffy (editors) provides an excellent summation on the state of knowledge of prefrontal lobe dysfunction in neuropsychiatry. It is written in four parts. Part 1 is Introduction; Part 2, “Functional Organization of Prefrontal Lobe Systems” consists of …

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Answering Student Questions About Socialism in Venezuela by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Frequently I receive inquiries from students in high school and college who ask questions or request interviews regarding papers I have published in Surgical Neurology International on both scientific and world affair subjects. The conversation and interview that follows is a good example that may be of interest to the readers who follow my writings. …

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The Good CIA — Avenging a Friend of America and a Cold War Hero! by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Is America a staunch friend and ally — or a nation that forgets friends when they are no longer useful? On a graduate student International Studies website, I recently came across a lengthy debate over that same question, as well as which nation, Russia or the United States, made better friends? Perhaps not surprisingly, it …

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Che Guevara and Ernest Hemingway by Miguel A. Faria, MD

Following publication of his book, The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro, Humberto Fontova gave an interview to The Daily Caller that was turned into an excellent article published on September 4, 2013. The article generated considerable attention, becoming an eye-opener, a veritable exposé on the embarrassing tidbits that came to light about …

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Stalin, Communists, and Fatal Statistics

“One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic,” said Joseph Stalin (1879-1953). It is estimated that between 20 to 40 million people, mostly Russians, were killed by Stalin during his dictatorship (1924-1953). Stalin, the Soviet dictator, not only exterminated purported “enemies of the peoples” but also liquidated almost the entire slate of communist …

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