Monthly Archives: August 2008

Baseball Hall of Fame Permanently Contaminated

Walter O’Malley was recently inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. If you grew up in Brooklyn when the Brooklyn Dodgers were still there as I did there is no worse villain than Walter O’Malley. O’Malley’s  election to baseball’s Hall of Fame is as apposite as the Pope bestowing sainthood on Vladimir Putin. If you ask…

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Screening for Prostate Cancer – Again

I’ve already reviewed this topic in an earlier post, but it keeps coming back. The Aug 5, 2008 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine contains two papers dealing with this issue. The first presents Screening for Prostate cancer: US Preventative Services Task Force Recommendation. It concludes what has been obvious to those not carried…

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Why Your Doctor Doesn't Need a Raise

An article in Boston Magazine entitled Why Your Doctor Needs a Raise could be the emblem for what’s wrong with the delivery of medical care in the Western world. The article examines the condition of medicine in the Bay State a year after the start of its government sponsored system of medical insurance. The article…

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