Medical history

The Death of Stalin — The Final Word? by Adam R. Bogart, PhD and Miguel A. Faria, MD

In a series of communications, Dr. Miguel Faria encouraged me to update and revise this conversation both private as well as what has been posted at his website and attempt to resolve some issues that had been left open. I’m not sure that we can do that, since in close to four years after these …

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A conversation between Drs. Daniel E. Nijensohn and Adam R. Bogart about Argentinean politics and Evita Perón’s secret lobotomy

This conversation should be of interest not only to neurosurgeons and neuroscientists, but also political and social scientists, as well as the well-informed segment of the general public, and not just in Argentina but also throughout the world. Dr. Daniel Nijensohn has performed a great service to medical history and neuroscience ethics with his outstanding …

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A conversation with Dr. Adam Bogart about the Bolsheviks and Lenin’s and Stalin’s illnesses by Miguel A. Faria, MD

November 12, 2016, Hi Miguel, Food for thought [“Vladimir Mikhailovich Bekhterev (1857–1927): Strange Circumstances Surrounding the Death of the Great Russian Neurologist” by Kesselring J] … It seems either Stalin or some of his colleagues consulted a neurologist about his withered arm in 1927, and the neurologist made a diagnosis of syringomyelia. [But] it is …

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The death of Stalin — Was it a natural death or poisoning?

Dear Editor, The late scholar and medical researcher Plinio Prioreschi (1930–2014) MD., Ph.D., warned physicians and surgeons of the danger of neglecting medical history and delegating the task to social historians or journalists with little or no medical or surgical knowledge. Dr. Prioreschi summarized the point by stating that competent medical history is medicine. Medicine …

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