Tag Archives: medicine

Five Questions with Dr. Andrew Weil

OVER THE COURSE of his five-decade career, few medical professionals have proved as influential and controversial as Dr. Andrew Weil. A born iconoclast and one time Harvard colleague of Dr. Timothy Leary, Weil’s visionary work in the field of integrative medicine … Continue reading

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Dr. Ben Carson Isn’t God, He Just Plays One on TV

Forget the Holocaust, forget Dr. Ben Carson’s opinions on gun control: any physician who is willing to write a memoir called Gifted Hands and speak of himself performing “miracles” needs to be looked on as an out-of-touch megalomaniac. We in the medical field should have all seen this coming. Continue reading

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The Politics of Ebola Porn*: Africa, Race, and the Titillation of Horror

Sayantani DasGupta puts the politics of Ebola under a microscope and finds an American horror story. Continue reading

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Notes from Trigger-gate: Why I Give Trigger Warnings

Preventing little Johnny, José, or Jamila from getting a tad misty-eyed in a classroom is not, ideally, what trigger warnings are about, says Sayantani DasGupta. Continue reading

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Sick Business

When medicine and capitalism collide, Jennifer Sky writes, there is collateral damage. Continue reading

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