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Bioethics — The Life and Death Issue

Since the time of Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.), the Father of Medicine, physicians have traditionally subscribed to doing no harm and prescribed what is in the best interest of their individual patients; in other words, putting their patients first. This concept is known as individual-based ethics. The new bioethics movement, on the other hand, subscribes to …

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Faria: Getting US in Line for ObamaCare and Medical Rationing!

The final word from medical moguls and other pundits is coming out in full force on health care and medical journalism: Americans must be prepared, from the top down, to accept drastic medical and health care rationing. Why? Because “the establishment of the rational allocation of finite resources” (translate: the extensive rationing of medical services) …

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National Health Insurance (Part II): Any Social Utility in the Elderly? by Russell L. Blaylock, MD

In Part I of this article, I discussed a concept that is always on the mind of the socialist planner and that is “social utility.” To fully understand this concept one has to understand the socialist philosophy, if it can indeed be called a philosophy — in general, philosophies are analytical. In their world view, …

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A Correspondence with Bioethics Critic, Attorney Wesley J. Smith

March 20, 2002Dear Mr. Smith, You have done a great service to the public as well as to the medical profession with your groundbreaking books, Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope From Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder (1997) and Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America (2000).(1,2) You have brought to the forefront …

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Overdose of Socialism

On June 23, 1995, a swarm of armed men invaded the Mason, West Virginia medical office of Dr. Danny R. Westmoreland. With their guns drawn, the intruders ordered everyone, including a nine-year-old child, to stand against a wall while the office was ransacked. The marauders were agents of the federal “health police,” and they had …

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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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