violence

Let’s not make any more excuses!

In his September 12 column, former mayor C. Jack Ellis remarks, "One might say Ferguson [MO] is a microcosm of Macon [GA] pre-2014, approximately 65 percent of the population is black with a poverty rate of approximately 25 percent. The unemployment rate of young black men hovers around 20 percent. And far too many of its citizens reside in public or subsidized housing." True, but whose fault is it? Opportunity is there for individual achievers; Asians, without “Asian-American” leaders, largely succeed.

On Psychosurgery and Mind Control — A Review of Miguel Faria's "Violence, Mental Illness and the Brain" by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.

Journal/Website: 
Exclusive for HaciendaPublishing.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

In his three-part series on psychosurgery in America entitled "Violence, Mental Illness and the Brain," my friend, Dr. Miguel Faria, has written one of the best published summaries on the history of neurosurgical treatment of psychiatric disorders by selective sectioning or abolition of specific parts of the behavioral brain.

Violence, mental illness, and the brain – A brief history of psychosurgery: Part 3 – From deep brain stimulation to amygdalotomy for violent behavior, seizures, and pathological aggression in humans

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Source: 
http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/text.asp?2013/4/1/91/115162

Abstract — In the final installment to this three-part, essay-editorial on psychosurgery, we relate the history of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in humans and glimpse the phenomenal body of work conducted by Dr. Jose Delgado at Yale University from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Violence, mental illness, and the brain — A brief history of psychosurgery: Part 2 — From the limbic system and cingulotomy to deep brain stimulation

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Source: 
http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/text.asp?2013/4/1/75/112825

Abstract — Knowledge of neuroscience flourished during and in the wake of the era of frontal lobotomy, as a byproduct of psychosurgery in the late 1930s and 1940s, revealing fascinating neural pathways and neurophysiologic mechanisms of the limbic system for the formulation of emotions, memory, and human behavior. The creation of the Klüver‑Bucy syndrome in monkeys opened new horizons in the pursuit of knowledge in human behavior and neuropathology.

Violence, mental illness, and the brain — A brief history of psychosurgery: Part 1 — From trephination to lobotomy

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2013
Source: 
http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/text.asp?2013/4/1/49/110146

Abstract — Psychosurgery was developed early in human prehistory (trephination) as a need perhaps to alter aberrant behavior and treat mental illness. The “American Crowbar Case" provided an impetus to study the brain and human behavior. The frontal lobe syndrome was avidly studied. Frontal lobotomy was developed in the 1930s for the treatment of mental illness and to solve the pressing problem of overcrowding in mental institutions in an era when no other forms of effective treatment were available. Lobotomy popularized by Dr.

Gun Research 2013 — An Interview with Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Rebecca Trager of Research Europe

Journal/Website: 
Research Europe
Article Type: 
Interview
Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

January 18, 2013

Research Europe Reporter: Hi Dr. Faria, I am a reporter for Research Europe, and I cover US research and science policy news. I am hoping to speak with you today because I am writing an article about the fact that President Obama has issued a memorandum directing the CDC and other scientific agencies to research the causes and prevention of gun violence, loosening the current restrictions on federal funding in that field.

Press Release — America, Guns and Freedom and Shooting Rampages, Mental Health and the Sensationalization of Violence

Surgical Neurology International publishes a two-part series entitled "America, Guns, and Freedom: A Recapitulation of Liberty" and "Shooting Rampages, Mental Health, and the Sensationalization of Violence."

Open-access journal weighs in on the gun control debate from a neurological perspective

Shooting rampages, mental health, and the sensationalization of violence

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology International
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Source: 
http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com/text.asp?2013/4/1/16/106578

Abstract — Gun violence and, most recently, senseless shooting rampages continue to be sensitive and emotional points of debate in the American media and the political establishment. The United Nations is already set to commence discussing and approving its Small Arms Treaty in March 2013. And following the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy in the United States this past December, American legislators are working frantically to pass more stringent gun control laws in the U.S. Congress.

Public Health Gun Control: A Brief History — Part II by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Journal/Website: 
DRGO News
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2013
Source: 
http://www.drgo.us/?p=285

In Part I of this three-part series I laid out the background and general intentions of public health gun control activists in the early years of their campaign. In this part we relate the events that led to exposure of the Centers for Disease Control in its crucial roles.

Public Health Gun Control: A Brief History — Part I by Dr. Timothy Wheeler

Journal/Website: 
DRGO News
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Source: 
http://www.drgo.us/?p=266

That [public health researchers] prefer the term “gun violence” is revealing
of their mind set in approaching the problem, because it puts the emphasis
on guns and not on the humans who misuse them.
Dr. Timothy Wheeler, Director,
Doctors for Responsibie Gun Ownership (DRGO)

Gun Research 2013 — An Interview with Dr. Miguel A. Faria by Craig Schneider, Reporter, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Journal/Website: 
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Article Type: 
Interview
Published Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2013

AJC Reporter (Questions): Hello — This is Craig Schneider with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution [AJC]. I am writing a story on the controversy surrounding gun-related research, and I would greatly appreciate if you would give me a call.

Dr. Miguel Faria (Answers): Hi Craig, I received your questions and have arranged them in a question and answer format for convenience.

Guns and Violence

Journal/Website: 
Medical Sentinel
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2002
Source: 
http://www.haciendapublishing.com/medicalsentinel/guns-and-violence

The role of gun violence and street crime in the United States and the world is currently a subject of great debate among national and international organizations, including the United Nations. Because the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the individual right of American citizens to own private firearms, availability of firearms is greater in the U.S. than the rest of the world, except perhaps in Israel and Switzerland.

Violence in America — Effective Solutions by Suter EA, Waters WC, Murray GB, et al.

Journal/Website: 
Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 1995
Source: 
http://rkba.org/research/suter/violence.html

"Violence in America — Effective Soutions" by Suter EA, Waters WC, Murray GB, et al. was originally published in the Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, Volume 85, June 1995, pp 253-263 while Dr. Miguel A. Faria served as Editor-in-Chief of that medical journal. The following link is provided for readers who wish to read the entire article: http://rkba.org/research/suter/violence.html.

Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa by Keith B. Richburg

Journal/Website: 
Amazon.com
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Friday, November 19, 1999

This outstanding book by a black American journalist for The Washington Post recounts the emotional and spiritual awakening of the author upon his fateful visit to his ancestral home, Africa. He vividly recounts his adventurers and journalistic travails on the Dark Continent, and finds he belongs happily and unregretfully in America. He thanks Providence for the fact his ancestors were brought to America, even as slaves, so that he could be born a free man in America. One of the most poignant scenes in the book sums it up.

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

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
Summer 1997
Volume Number: 
2
Issue Number: 
3

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)

Kids, Guns and Death

Author: 
Doug Fiedor
Article Type: 
Commentary
Issue: 
November/December 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
6

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published their annual death statistics. And, a funny thing happened on the way to the coroner's office: Gunshot business is down yet again.

"Overall, 30,708 people died of firearms in 1998, a 5 percent drop from 1997 and a 22 percent drop from the high of 39,595 in 1993. The age-adjusted death rate from firearms was 11.3 deaths per 100,000 population in 1998, a 7.4 percent drop from 12.2 in 1997 and down sharply from the high of 15.6 in 1993."

Death in the City

Author: 
Timothy Wheeler, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
November/December 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
6

By now it is an all too familiar nightmare. Violent armed robbers take over a restaurant, terrorizing employees and customers. The predators herd the hapless victims into a refrigerator with the intention of killing them. Shots are fired, and the gruesome disaster ends.

America: The Most Violent Nation?

Author: 
David C. Stolinsky, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
November/December 2000
Volume Number: 
5
Issue Number: 
6

Is America the most violent nation on earth? Those who blame this country for most of the ills of the world would have us believe so. They frequently refer to high rates of homicide and suicide, though they rarely cite actual data. But before fear impels us to shred the Bill of Rights, we should determine whether our fear has a factual basis.

America: The Most Violent Nation?

Author: 
Alan Berger, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Spring 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
1

Dear Editor,
I just finished reading Dr. David Stolinsky's article, "America: The Most Violent Nation?" in the November/December 2000 issue of the Medical Sentinel. It was breath-taking. I believe it to be the most concise, even-handed, erudite article I have ever read on the subject, and it should be reprinted in every newspaper in the country for the masses to assimilate and enjoy.

It's "a keeper" for all time, as so many articles in the Medical Sentinel are. Thank you.

Alan Berger, MD
Allentown, PA

Homicide and Suicide in America, 1900-1998

Author: 
David C. Stolinsky, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Spring 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
1

The thought of violent death both fascinates and terrifies us, so it is understandable that homicide and suicide are the subjects of voluminous commentary. Regrettably, much of this commentary is based on emotion rather than reason, and it is propped up by incorrect "facts" that have been repeated so often that they have become widely accepted.

Public Health and Gun Control --- A Review (Part II: Gun Violence and Constitutional Issues)

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Spring 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
1

Gun Violence and Street Crime

Vaccines and Epidemics

Author: 
Jane M. Orient, MD
Article Type: 
Editorial
Issue: 
Fall 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
3

It has been said that every epidemic begins with a single case report. A single case report, however, could just be an anecdote, and most "clusters" turn out to be statistical artifacts.

One can make two types of errors: Type A --- overreacting to a false alarm like Chicken Little; and Type B --- ignoring a sentinel event and behaving like an ostrich.

To limit the mortality and morbidity if there really is an epidemic, we must investigate case reports dispassionately, following the evidence wherever it leads --- even if we must dare to question some sacred cows.

Neuropharmacology as a Long-Range Strategic War Policy

Author: 
Russell L. Blaylock, MD
Article Type: 
Feature Article
Issue: 
Spring 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
1

Our country is rotting. It is sick with a disease so shocking
that we turn our faces from it in dread.
Increasingly, it is home to a class of citizens for whom
the most basic rules of social
organization have come unraveled.

Jared Taylor
Paved With Good Intentions

Statistical Malpractice --- 'Firearm Availability' and Violence (Part I): Politics or Science?

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Debunking Pseudoscience
Issue: 
Winter 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
4

"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 and its causes.

Guns and Violence

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
Winter 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
4

         
The role of gun violence and street crime in the United States and the world is currently a subject of great debate among national and international organizations, including the United Nations. Because the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the individual right of American citizens to own private firearms, availability of firearms is greater in the U.S. than the rest of the world, except perhaps in Israel and Switzerland.

Public Health and Gun Control --- No Deterrent to Crime

Journal/Website: 
The New American
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, November 22, 1999

If the intent is to prevent mass shootings and other deadly acts, then gun control laws need to be eased not strengthened.

During the early 1970s, the PLO waged a nefarious war of terrorism against Israel that included attacking schoolchildren on playgrounds. A rampage of terrorist attacks culminated in the Maalot massacre, in which Arab terrorists, who had taken about 100 schoolchildren hostage, responded to an assault by Israeli rescue forces by blowing up explosives and firing upon their hapless victims, killing 25 people and wounding 66 others.

TV Violence Increases Homicides

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2000

Recently, the media, including medical journalists in organized medicine (i.e., American Medical Association and affiliates) have focused their attention on the associations of violence in television, music, video games and movies to violent behavior in children and adolescents.

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

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2002

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)

Statistical Malpractice ­ 'Firearm Availability' and Violence (Part I): Politics or Science?

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2002

"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 and its causes.



Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.