medical politics

Medical Liability Tort Reform — A Neurosurgeon’s Perspective

While both the Patients’ Bill of Rights legislation, allowing patients to sue HMOs in state court for unlimited damages, and tort reform, providing physicians judicial relief in medical liability, have stalled in the 107th Congress this year — these intertwined problems of health care litigation will not disappear for long from the political landscape. You …

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The Perversion of Science and Medicine (Part IV): The Battle Continues

As a physician, I have always been a staunch supporter of public health in its traditional role of fighting pestilential diseases and promoting health by educating the public as to hygiene, sanitation, and preventable diseases, as alluded to in my book, Vandals at the Gates of Medicine; but I deeply resent the workings of that …

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The Perversion of Science and Medicine (Part III): Public Health and Gun Control Research

The 1991 American Medical Association (AMA) campaign against domestic violence (and towards gun control) launched for public relations and media consumption went hand in hand with a previously articulated (1979) U.S. Public Health Service objective of complete eradication of handguns in America, beginning with a 25% reduction in the national inventory by the year 2000!(1) …

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Book review of Vandals at the Gates of Medicine. Reviewed by Donald C. Ausman, MD

The book, Vandals at the Gates of Medicine by Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D., is extremely interesting and unusual as it takes you through the history of primitive medicine, from the Ice Age 40,000 years ago to the Renaissance, in an attempt to solve the battle over health care reform that is now taking place. The author …

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