There is a tendency to sanctify the medical profession, with the white coat serving as an icon of wisdom, compassion, and morality.
That process is unfolding in Washington State, where a new bill would let non-doctors be part of the assisted suicide bureaucratic process.
There’s no better tribute to the power of ideas than a changed mind. Erik Strandness is a physician in Spokane, WA, practicing neonatal medicine.
It’s far from clear how natural selection could select for this as an “adaptation” when its most obvious effect is to contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Biologist Ray Bohlin and physician Howard Glicksman discuss the body’s wondrous control systems for using water.