public health

Socialized Medicine in Cuba (Part II): "Doctor Diplomacy," Sex Tourism, and Medical Apartheid

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2004
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301903007468

In Part I of this essay, we discussed the secret epidemic of dengue fever, the Cuban gulag, and other aspects of Cuban medicine leading to a poor state of health in that Caribbean island, based on Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero's book ¡Dengue!-La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro (Dengue! The Secret Epidemic of Fidel Castro).

Socialized (Free) Medical Care in Cuba (Part I): A Poor State of Health

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Sunday, August 1, 2004
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301903007456

Those in the United States who yearn for a more "egalitarian" and "equitable" system of medical care "like the one in Cuba" are not familiar with the extraordinary saga of Cuban physician Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero, who has managed to get the word out for anyone willing to listen. And they should. ¡Dengue!-La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro (Dengue! The Secret Epidemic of Fidel Castro) is the title of his book and one that should be read attentively.

Public Health and Gun Control --- No Deterrent to Crime

Journal/Website: 
The New American
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, November 22, 1999

If the intent is to prevent mass shootings and other deadly acts, then gun control laws need to be eased not strengthened.

During the early 1970s, the PLO waged a nefarious war of terrorism against Israel that included attacking schoolchildren on playgrounds. A rampage of terrorist attacks culminated in the Maalot massacre, in which Arab terrorists, who had taken about 100 schoolchildren hostage, responded to an assault by Israeli rescue forces by blowing up explosives and firing upon their hapless victims, killing 25 people and wounding 66 others.

Book Review: From Pathology to Politics: Public Health in America by James T. Bennett and Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Journal/Website: 
The Freeman--Ideas on Liberty
Article Type: 
Book Review
Published Date: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

From Pathology to Politics: Public Health in America. How the Public-Health Establishment Puts Us at Risk, by economists James T. Bennett and Thomas J. DiLorenzo, is a serious, eye-opening indictment of America’s public-health establishment.

The Tainted Public-Health Model of Gun Control

Journal/Website: 
The Freeman--Ideas on Liberty
Published Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2001
Source: 
http://www.thefreemanonline.org/featured/the-tainted-public-health-model-of-gun-control/

Early in the 1990s the American Medical Association (AMA) launched a major campaign against domestic violence, which continues to this day. As a concerned physician, neurosurgeon, and then an active member of organized medicine, I joined in what I considered a worthwhile cause.

Socialized Medicine in Cuba 2002 (Part II): Other Hidden Faces of Cuban Medicine

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, August 26, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/8/25/220915.shtml

In Part I of this essay, we discussed the secret epidemic of dengue fever, the Cuban gulag and other aspects of Cuban medicine leading to a poor state of health in that Caribbean island, based on Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero's book "¡Dengue! ­ La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro" (in Spanish only).

Socialized Medicine in Cuba 2002 (Part I): A Poor State of Health!

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/8/19/174145.shtml

Those who yearn for a more "egalitarian" and "equitable" system of medical care "like the one in Cuba" are not familiar with the extraordinary saga of Cuban physician Dr. Dessy Mendoza Rivero. But they should be! "¡Dengue! ­ La Epidemia Secreta de Fidel Castro," the title of his book, is one they should read. But they won't!

Women, Guns and Disinformation

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Two gun control organizations have stepped forward to bring different approaches to the gun control debate. Make no mistake about it, both of these groups have an agenda, and that is, circumvent the individual right to gun ownership embodied in the Second Amendment.(1)

Public Health and Gun Control: A Review (Part II: Gun Violence and Constitutional Issues)

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2001
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2001/4/18/224253.shtml

Another favorite view of the gun control, public health establishment is the myth propounded by Dr. Mark Rosenberg, former head of the NCIPC of the CDC, who has written: "Most of the perpetrators of violence are not criminals by trade or profession. Indeed, in the area of domestic violence, most of the perpetrators are never accused of any crime. The victims and perpetrators are ourselves - ordinary citizens, students, professionals, and even public health workers."(6) That statement is contradicted by available data, government data.

Public Health and Gun Control: A Review (Part I: The Benefits of Firearms)

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2001

I have related previously (Medical Sentinel, Spring and Summer 1997) how the 1991 American Medical Associations (AMA) campaign against domestic violence launched for public relation consumption went hand in hand with the public health establishments 1979 stated objective of eradication of handguns in America, beginning with a 25 percent reduction by the year 2000.(1-2) Toward that objective, in the 1980s, hundreds of articles describing politicized, biased, result-oriented research funded at taxpayers' expense were published in the medical journals.(3) One of the p

Australian Gun Ban Proved Disastrous

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2000
Source: 
http://archive.newsmax.com/articles/?a=2000/6/26/12629

Last August, the rugged Aussie survivalist whose real-life exploits inspired the "Crocodile Dundee" movies died in what then appeared to be a mysterious shootout with Australian police. A police sergeant was also killed in the incident.

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part II)

Part II: Medical Journalism and Physician Unionization
Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2001

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part II) By Miguel A.

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part I)

Part I: Full AMA Coffers to Push for Gun Control
Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2001

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part I) By Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D.

The AMA is joining the gun prohibitionist movement in full force. Led by the long-time speaker of the AMA's House of Delegates, now president-elect of the AMA, organized medicine has joined the gun control movement full steam ahead. This new leader, Richard F. Corlin, M.D., will call for the AMA to increase funding to "study data on firearms injuries" at its June 20 annual meeting.(1)