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Interview with Dr. Miguel Faria (Part II) by Myles B. Kantor

Miguel A. Faria Jr. is the author of “Medical Warrior” and “Vandals at the Gates of Medicine,” and editor in chief of the Medical Sentinel, the journal of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. His most recent book is “Cuba in Revolution: Escape from a Lost Paradise.” All of his books are available through …

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Interview With Dr. Miguel Faria (Part I) by Myles B. Kantor

Miguel A. Faria Jr. is the author of Medical Warrior and Vandals at the Gates of Medicine, and former editor in chief of the Medical Sentinel. He is presently Associate editor-in-chief and a World Affairs editor of Surgical neurology International (SNI) His most recent book is Cuba in Revolution: Escape From a Lost Paradise. A retired neurosurgeon, …

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Statistical Malpractice — ‘Firearm Availability’ and Violence (Part II): Poverty, Education and other Socioeconomic Factors

In Part I of this article, Politics or Science, we made some preliminary observations regarding the Harvard School of Public Health study published in the February 2002 issue of the Journal of Trauma.(1) The Violence Policy Center (VPC) has been lauding the study as “the most comprehensive study ever conducted on impact of gun availability.” …

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Statistical Malpractice — ‘Firearm Availability’ and Violence (Part I): Politics or Science?

“There is a worrying trend in academic medicine which equates statistics with science, and sophistication in quantitative procedure with research excellence. The corollary of this trend is a tendency to look for answers to medical problems from people with expertise in mathematical manipulation and information technology, rather than from people with an understanding of disease …

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama

This book, in compelling narrative, makes is clear that the French Revolution actually began not with the clamor of the common people but with the blue-blooded aristocracy and the high clergy of the ancien régime who had been enamored with the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the views of the enlightenment (i.e., convincingly demonstrated in …

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Transformation of Medical Ethics Through Time (Part II): Medical Ethics and Organized Medicine

The physician should be contemptuous of money, interested in his work,self-controlled, and just. Once he is possessed of these basic virtues,he will have all others at his command as well.Galen Can the Medical Profession Survive Flexible Ethics?* The medical writers of antiquity wrote and discussed ethics merely as individuals trying to find out the best …

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