health care politics

Global Warming Debate with AAPS Response

Author: 
Donna G. Hurlock, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
September/October 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
5

Dear Editor,

Our Noblest Profession

Author: 
David K. Tan
Article Type: 
Student Reflections
Issue: 
Summer 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
3

As I await the dawn of my professional career, just weeks away from medical school graduation, I pause to reflect upon the long and arduous process that has led up to this point in time. Was it worth the long days and nights in the classroom, laboratories, and medical center? Was it worth the agony of time spent away from family and the loss of any semblance of a personal life?

History in Medicine

Author: 
Plinio Prioreschi, MD, PhD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Winter 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
1

Dear Dr. Faria,

The Serpent on the Staff: The Unhealthy Politics of the American Medical Association by Howard Wolinsky and Tom Brune

Author: 
Reviewed by Jerome C. Arnett, Jr., MD, FCCP
Article Type: 
Book Review
Issue: 
Summer 1996
Volume Number: 
1
Issue Number: 
2

Written by two reporters, this book contains a wealth of information about the history and inner workings of the American Medical Association since its founding in 1847. It is divided into two parts. The first covers how the AMA is organized, the history of its development, its ongoing battle against compulsory health insurance, a description of its political action committee (AMPAC), and a discussion of its support for the business ethic. The second covers the AMA's response to health issues including alternative medicine, the tobacco problem, abortion, and the AIDS epidemic.

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

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
March/April 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
2

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?*

American Medicine 2010 --- A View From the Bridge

Author: 
Stephen R. Katz, MD
Article Type: 
Parody
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

By the year 2010, all remaining physicians will be housed in penitentiaries, where they will have been placed thanks to the effectiveness of the False Claims Act, Kassebaum-Kennedy, and the AMA/HCFA E&M Guidelines. These places will have been renamed "meditentiaries," since all of the other "penitents" will have been released because "reasons" for their maleficent actions will have been explained away by the social experts. Thus rehabilitated it will have been deemed safe to release them.

News Capsules (March/April 1999)

Author: 
Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News Capsules
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

High Crimes and Misdemeanors and Impeachment

The Prostitution of Medical Care

Author: 
George E. Shambaugh, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Commentary
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

Prostitution, "the oldest profession," is the sale for money of what, between lovers, may be life's most precious experience. As a result, this "oldest profession" is held in the lowest esteem.

Ritalin --- Pharmaceutical Blackmail

Author: 
Nelson Borelli, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Summer 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
2

Dear Editor,

Congratulations on your piece on Ritalin. You and the Medical Sentinel have done a good public service. The average citizen is not aware of how the estate is taking over the life of people by the use of pseudo-medicine. What you observe about "ADHD" can apply to "mental illness," well discussed by Thomas Szasz in The Therapeutic State and other books by him.

Nelson Borelli, MD
Evanston, IL

News Capsules (Fall 2001)

Author: 
Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
News Capsules
Issue: 
Fall 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
3

Lawsuit Filed Against HHS and Medical Privacy Rule



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