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America’s ‘Moral Detour’ into Eugenics Should Serve as Warning
America’s ‘Moral Detour’ into Eugenics Should Serve as Warning
Eugenics to most people means the unspeakable acts of Adolf Hitler and Dr. Josef Mengele. But some of America’s best and brightest promoted eugenics as “settled science” and necessary for the preservation of society, writes Marilyn Singleton, M.D., J.D., in the winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Attempts to obliterate history may doom us to repeat it, she warns. Eugenics was popularized in the in the United States in the 1890s. High school and college textbooks from the 1920s through the 1940s often had chapters touting the scientific progress to be made from applying eugenic principles.... read more
Which States Are Friendliest to Independent Practice?
Which States Are Friendliest to Independent Practice?
In choosing a state in which to set up a practice, physicians should study tax and regulatory policy, writes third-year family medicine resident Philip Eskew, D.O., J.D., M.B.A. The winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons features Dr. Eskew's article — "Which State Best Suits Your Medical Practice–an Analysis and Reference Guide," — in which states are ranked in order of friendliness to independent practices. Full article available at: http://www.jpands.org/vol19no4/eskew.pdf Only South Dakota and Wyoming make the top tier. In the second tier are Idaho, Wisconsin, Indiana, North Dakota, Texas, and Alaska. At the bottom, in tier... read more
Ebola ‘Czar’ Appointment Politicizes Life-and-Death Issue
Ebola ‘Czar’ Appointment Politicizes Life-and-Death Issue
President Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain to coordinate the government’s attempt to combat Ebola signifies that the government’s main concern is to manage pre-election public perceptions, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, called Klain “a brilliant strategist,” who is “known for his ability to manage large, complex operations.” The complex operations included the Solyndra debacle and the dispensing of billions of dollars of “stimulus” funds. There will surely be funds to distribute in Klain’s new position. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)... read more
U.S. Ebola Response Not Up to African Standards
After the Oct 16 hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), issued the following statement: “The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) continues to deny that Ebola virus is a level-4 pathogen that can be safely handled only in a BSL-4 (biosafety-level 4) facility—as was known in the 1970s. Such facilities protect against potentially contaminated air. “Recognizing the severity of the threat, nearly all African nations are barring entry to persons from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. At the hearing, CDC director Thomas Frieden disclaimed knowledge... read more
Ebola Transmitted in Hospital: Do Workers Need Respirators, Asks AAPS
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) suggested that the first Dallas nurse who became infected while caring for the index patient may have “breached protocol” by touching the outer, contaminated surface of her protective equipment. Now that a second worker is infected, spokesmen are noting that the protective equipment leaves the neck exposed. “But what if they got the disease by breathing?” asks the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). The CDC website states categorically that you “can’t get Ebola through the air.” Larger particles in aerosols, as generated by a sneeze, travel only a few feet... read more
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