Michael Jackson. August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009
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The emotional burdens of patient care
Why is it so hard to reduce US health care costs?
There’s more to life than the pursuit of health
From healthism to overdiagnosis
Why are we so willing to undergo cosmetic surgery?
Are the most heavily marketed drugs the least beneficial?
It’s cheaper to let the sick die
Doctors eliminate the middle man: Insurance
History of patient modesty part 2: Convincing patients to disrobe
History of patient modesty part 1: How bodily exposure went from unacceptable to required
The physical exam and society’s regard for physicians: A history
Imagine a future without cosmetic surgery
Sex, lies, and pharmaceuticals
Out of Practice: The demise of the primary care practitioner
Reluctant patients: The mental health of doctors
Feeling sorry for plastic surgeons
Andrew Wakfield: The integrity and validity of science
The problem is you
Can Congress Force You to Be Healthy?
Healthy lifestyles serve political interests
The politics behind personal responsibility for health
Should grief be labeled and treated as depression?
The tyranny of health then and now
The tyranny of health
Bibi Aisha: Fixing what can be fixed
The physician as humanist
Marcus Welby vs. the specialists
The last well person
FDA regulation, and off label use of atypical antipsychotic drugs
Marcus Welby and the relentless growth of specialization
Ranking prestige of medical diseases
How the pharmaceutical industry changed psychiatry
How a tyranny of health is bad for both patients and physicians
Are physicians today active in the arts?
Bacterial resistance to chronic antibiotics, and why it’s a problem
What medicine was like in ancient Babylonian society
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