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Medical Barbarism

Modern medicine, to a large degree, emerged in Germany during the second half of the 19th century. It reached its apogee in 20th century America which also imported the eugenics movement from the United Kingdom. When the Nazis achieved power in 1933 they added eugenics to their views of “racial purity”. The party fired the…

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The Charlie Gard Case

By now almost everyone has heard of the the Charlie Gard case. The issue at its core is much simpler than any of the accounts that I have read of the plight of this child and his family. Medically the case is straightforward. The child suffers from a rare metabolic defect that has destroyed all…

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