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Once, long ago, I used to be in a radiology department in a famous hospital. I liked radiology quite a bit and even before becoming a doctor I worked in them. Later I did research on the kinds of errors radiologists make when they read x-rays. One of the errors that was extremely well known…

The Global War on Terror is claiming yet another victim: the reputation of Attorney General Michael Mukasey as a principled guardian of the Rule of Law. Even before joining the Bush administration Mukasey was forgetting the meaning of the word “torture,” and since being confirmed is equally benighted regarding privacy. Now he is peddling shoddy…

“Human protection” fiasco: nevermind

Recently we posted on the insanity of requiring informed consent for posting a hygiene checklist in the ICU. This week the New England Journal of Medicine weighed in. Here’s some background from the NEJM Commentary:

Cape Falwell in our future?

Sarah Silverman is a comedienne on cable’s Comedy Central, and although I haven’t seen her new show, I’ve seen the trailers while watching The Daily Show. On one of them she is talking to school children and saying something like, “If they can put a man on the moon, they can put a man with…