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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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Book Review of Vandals at the Gates of Medicine: Historic Perspectives on the Battle Over Health Care Reform. Reviewed by David A. Hyman, MD, JD

How is one to describe a book in which chapter I begins with the words “In the beginning” and that then proceeds to discuss, in 32 chapters, the history of humanity and the development of medicine and medical ethics — up to, and including, the ill-fated Clinton health plan? The book has been written by …

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Book Review of Vandals at the Gates of Medicine: Historic Perspectives on the Battle Over Health Care Reform. Reviewed by Jane H. Ingraham

A Physician’s Diagnosis Here is an unusual book; half is a history of Western civilization and half a powerful exhortation against government control of the delivery of health care. Far from being disconnected, these two subjects are thoughtfully woven together by Dr. Miguel Faria, eminent neurosurgeon at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. …

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