Flogging and the Medic

March 3, 2015

Iain Brassington: “there’s always the question of what doctors are supposed to do in the context of brutal regimes. One possibility would be to stand back and try to keep their hands clean. But I don’t think that that’s a desirable response”

Quick Read

What can disabled bodies teach us about sex, and why should we listen? Katharine Quarmby reports

Quick Read

Pham tells the paper in an interview published Saturday that she will file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources, the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked. She says the hospital lacked proper training and proper equipment

Quick Read

Long before Ben Carson was a champion to social conservatives and an anathema to liberals, he was a legendary neurosurgeon and an icon of black triumph. Will his turn to politics destroy his legacy? With comments from Elaine Freeman

Quick Read

Can recently approved GMO ‘Arctic Apples’ deliver on their promise of more nutrition with less food wastage?

Read More

A Q&A with our Cynda Hylton Rushton about new guidelines for ethically managing clinicians’ conscientious objections in critical care settings

Read More

Bayou La Batre calls itself the seafood capital of Alabama. Residents here depend on fishing and shrimping for their livelihood, and when they sit down to eat, they like most things fried. It’s here that former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin has been trying to reverse the nation’s obesity epidemic one patient at a time

Quick Read

A wide majority of pediatricians and family physicians acquiesce to parents who wish to delay vaccinating their children, even though the doctors feel these decisions put children at risk for measles, whooping cough and other ailments, a new survey has found.

Quick Read