P. C., M. D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine

P. C., M. D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine

by Sally Satel
     
 

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Drawing on a wealth of information PC, M.D. documents for the first time what happens when the tenets of political correctness-including victimology, multiculturalism, rejection of fixed truths and individual autonomy-are allowed to enter the fortress of medicine.  See more details below

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Drawing on a wealth of information PC, M.D. documents for the first time what happens when the tenets of political correctness-including victimology, multiculturalism, rejection of fixed truths and individual autonomy-are allowed to enter the fortress of medicine.

Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
[An] excellent study of medicine and society.... Thank goodness that Dr. Satel brings more scientific precision and moral rigor to the treatment of her subject than some doctors and public-health officials bring to the treatment of their patients.
Sherwin B. Nuland
A clarion call.... One after another, Satel takes on the central planks in the platform of PC medicine and replies to them with a devastating barrage of documentation, leavened by her own clinical and personal observations.
Baltimore Sun
An extraordinary courageous, punctiliously researched, powerful new book… Very impressive research and consultation with medical professionals and public administration authorities went into this book… Dr. Satel is thoughtful, indisputably humane—a seriously committed physician… The stakes in this latest PC battle are, as Dr. Satel writes, extremely high. She makes a compelling case that the time has come for mainstream medicine to fight back.
Rocky Mountain News
Brave and well-documented… this frank and passionate book will stir some angry responses from those involved with politically sensitive issues, but its message is simply aimed at putting medicine and its associated research back on track.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465071838
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/15/2001
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,172,686
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Sally Satel, M.D., a practicing psychiatrist, is a lecturer at Yale University School of Medicine and the W. H. Brady Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Her articles have been published in The New Republic, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other publications. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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