This Is What Medical Authoritarianism Looks Like
The Alfie Evans saga continues to roil the U.K., and it is increasingly looking like the Terri Schiavo case.
The Designed Body: Our Irreducibly Complex Blood Pressure Control System
We always hear about friends and family with blood pressure problems. There’s something easy to miss, though.
Courts Decide It’s Time for Alfie Evans to Die
We are witnessing a steady and growing imposition of technocracy in medicine, where “experts” define the parameters of care.
San Francisco Bans Fur Sales
What happened to consistency? Why not ban leather too? It is animal hide, after all.
The Costs of Defensive Science
In our highly litigious society, physicians and other health-care professionals often practice what is known as “defensive medicine.”